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Level 3s at end Year 2

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BeckyBendyLegs Fri 08-Jul-11 16:23:48

We've just had stats results for DS1 who is at the end of Year 2. DS received levels 3 in all except one area where he got level 2a. I really don't know what this means except that it is above average. Does this just mean he takes after DH (ie too clever for his own good)? I wish the school would explain these things! Basically I just want some explanation - I did google but nothing much came up to help explain what level 3 means.

AbigailS Fri 08-Jul-11 16:45:08

Yes 3 is above "average", so well done to your DS.
So what do you want to know? The school has given you the End Of Key Stage One level that is teacher assessment based on the compulsory tasks and tests (know as SATs) and teacher assessments. You should have a comparision with national figures as part of the assessment results. The school report should detail what this means in reality e.g. strong at writing; can write in correctly punctuated sentences and now needs to work on using papragraphs in their writing.

Feenie Fri 08-Jul-11 16:55:11

You should also have a comparison table which compares your school's Y2 assessment with schools nationally (in 2010).

activate Fri 08-Jul-11 16:56:06

pretty normal range - yes above average

I wouldn't worry about him being too clever though

Malcontentinthemiddle Fri 08-Jul-11 16:57:02


You know it's above average.

He's quite bright.

It's possible he takes after your husband in this.

What do you want the school to explain, exactly?

BeckyBendyLegs Fri 08-Jul-11 17:08:06

I'm not sure really what I wanted to know. He does have a school report which details writing, reading, art, PE etc. There's nothing about the school's Y2 stats assessment with schools nationally. It's just that I've never really come across this scoring system before. I guess if I check the school website it might have some info. about the school's results and national results.

I'm not worried about him being too clever smile he's special to me however he does at school. In fact my favourite bit on the report was his teacher's comment about how he'd conquered his fear of the equipment in PE - that's a huge thing for him as he's not good at physical activities such as PE and gets very nervous about climbing things and heights. I'm hugely proud of him for that smile

Malcontentinthemiddle Fri 08-Jul-11 17:09:30

But what else could it mean?

Would you be happier with 'A+'?

Feenie Fri 08-Jul-11 17:10:22

It's a statutory obligation to provide the comparisons when reporting to parents.

Your ds is doing very well - you must be very proud!

Coca Fri 08-Jul-11 17:18:17

dd2 got level 3s in all areas at the end of year 2, it means your ds is bright and doing well. Don't stress smile

BeckyBendyLegs Fri 08-Jul-11 17:19:02

malcominthemiddle I don't know. I'm just being dim, I was at school at the ages before sats and all that stuff and we only ever did get As, Bs, Cs at senior school, or just housepoints at infant and junior school!

Feenie I am proud smile I have to say DS's school is pretty rubbish at communication and keeping parents informed about various things. It took me a while to work out what Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 were when DS1 started at school.

TheFlyingOnion Fri 08-Jul-11 17:54:06

2a at end of year 2 is working at the higher end of the expected level

Level 3 is above the expected level

2b is pretty spot on

and so on...

Teachermumof3 Fri 08-Jul-11 18:56:37

Yes-2b is national expectation, so anything above that is great. Was it writing she got the 2a in, out of interest?

LeQueen Fri 08-Jul-11 19:03:30

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TheFlyingOnion Fri 08-Jul-11 19:05:08

ooh well done for level 4s in year 2!!

Was v v v proud of my level 3s (teacher, not parent), though they are learning in their second and third language smile

International school....

LeQueen Fri 08-Jul-11 19:18:43

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everlong Fri 08-Jul-11 19:26:46

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LeQueen Fri 08-Jul-11 19:32:25

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TheFlyingOnion Fri 08-Jul-11 19:34:25

oh, fuck knows tbh LeQueen. I'm only a lowly KS1 teacher grin

I would expect my school to keep pushing, although we are fee paying and very academic AND the kids go straight through in our school from 4 to 18 (so KS3 teachers on hand to provide work). I've no clue about other schools, I'm sorry....

activate Fri 08-Jul-11 19:36:27

LeQueen there is a really huge breadth of knowledge that a good school could start working on with a highly able child

Feenie Fri 08-Jul-11 19:37:56

They go on to level 6, LeQueen and yes, they are taught secondary school stuff.

BeckyBendyLegs Fri 08-Jul-11 19:39:00

Thank you smile

BeckyBendyLegs Fri 08-Jul-11 19:41:03

That was thank you to flyingonions for the explanation.

Wow level 4!! I'm guessing that is super duper great! Cor blimey!

activate Fri 08-Jul-11 19:43:10

The saddest thing in the world to me is that the national expectation of year 9 (yes the year before GCSEs) is high 5 to low 6

the national expectation is laughable

however to me primary is to learn the love of learning so grades should really be taken with a pinch of salt

My personal experience with my own children is that they have done ok at KS1 but have learnt to apply themselves and work under their own steam and love school and socialise and they do much better towards the end of KS2 and through to KS3

TheFlyingOnion Fri 08-Jul-11 19:48:40


anytime smile

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