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KS1 SATS science

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Wandaaa Wed 29-Jun-11 21:08:15

DD got level 2 in her science KS1 sats does that mean she is below average as there is no a, b or c?

spanieleyes Wed 29-Jun-11 21:09:59

No, it means that the school are not applying an artificial sublevel when one doesn't exist!

Wandaaa Wed 29-Jun-11 21:14:14

Thanks for quick reply, but does that mean children can only get a 1,2 or 3 for science with 2 being the expected level at the end of KS1.

dietcokeandwine Wed 29-Jun-11 21:23:27

I think so, yes. As I understand it it is only numeracy, reading and writing that are split into the sub-levels; science and speaking/listening are assessed at 1/2/3 only, with 2 being the expected level.

Am sure someone will correct me if this is wrong though!

Goblinchild Wed 29-Jun-11 21:25:59

No correction, you are right.

BusterGut Wed 29-Jun-11 21:26:36

Yes, Wandaa. There are no sublevels in science. The level is a combination of achievement in materials and their properties, life processes and living things, physical processes and investigation. The level is weighted towards achievement in investigation.

spanieleyes Wed 29-Jun-11 21:27:32

Well, in theory they COULD get from 1-8, although given level 8 is that expected in KS3 and beyond, it would be pretty unusual! Generally a child in yr 2 would be working at 1,2 or 3 but could be assessed higher if they were a scientific geniusgrin

Wandaaa Wed 29-Jun-11 21:32:55


Teachermumof3 Wed 29-Jun-11 21:43:41

The teacher will more than likely have given her a sub-level in science for their tracking data (we have to give sub-levels for maths, reading, writing, S+L and science-but not all of these have to be reported to the parents. Level 2 is the national expectation for the end of Y2-your daughter is doing fine smile

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