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school report for 8 year old - are these results reasonable/good?

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bbee Wed 20-Jul-05 17:34:30

Sorry to be thick and don't want to ask the teacher as he isn't at all easy to talk to. So I turn to mumsnetters as usual. If you have an 8 year old and there grades were mainly 3a and 3b and one 4c would you be happy? I think I should be but the paper isn't clear to me a newcomer.

bbee Wed 20-Jul-05 17:35:20

sorry showing how thick I am already... that should read "their grade" not "there grades"

woollybaalamp Wed 20-Jul-05 17:54:39

Is this an 8-yr-old just finishing Y3?

Yep, 3a/3b/4c is very acceptable!

National average targets for Y2 are level 2s and a proportion get some 3s.

Targets for Y4 would be level 3s and a proportion would get some 4s (but many schools don't do SATs in Y4 and even if they do, they don't publish the results).

Targets for Y6 are level 4s and a proportion get some 5s.

So even if your 8-yr-old is in Y4 those are very good results, and if he/she is in Y3 they are excellent.


(NB I don't know where the a/b/c fits into the overall level!)

bbee Thu 21-Jul-05 10:43:26

thank you woolly..., yes it is our 8 year old just finishing year 3. At firs I thought the results were average then I thought the results were good but then thought maybe I've got it wrong and they are just what is appropriate ie year 3s get grade 3s and year 4s get grade 4s.

Hulababy Thu 21-Jul-05 10:46:48

a means top of that level; b is middle of that level; c is towards bottom of that level. IIRR!!!

So a 3a is slightly above a 3b and heading towards level 4.

bbee Thu 21-Jul-05 10:54:42

thanks hulababy.
What does "IIRR!!!" mean? Sorry I must seem really dumb and guess what I nearly spelt dumb dum just then!!!!!! In your opinion are such grades "very acceptable"?

bbee Thu 21-Jul-05 16:22:02


katymac Thu 21-Jul-05 16:24:35

if I recall right/

MarsLady Thu 21-Jul-05 16:24:56

Very happy!

share Sun 24-Jul-05 10:59:20

I agree v v acceptable!

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