Probably should be on tes forum but you are all friendlier
Is there any way I can find out actual NC levels for science from a given school without asking them? I am guessing not especially as no SATs in science at KS2 any more.
Failing that can any of you guys give me some examples of what the range would ACTUALLY be at the end of yr6? I know that average is level 4, am writing an essay and would like to comment on range of abilities and thought that referring to NC levels would be something to reference it to.
I'm a year 5/6 teacher and the levels in my class at the end of last year ranged from a level 2 to a level 5. 50 % 0f my year 6's achieved level 5 and 50% level 4. They were a bright lot however! The year 5's less so, one was a level2, 10 level3 and 6 level4
So with a very high proportion of pupils in a year 5 class with ieps due to sen if I was to use artistic licence I could say that the levels am range from level 2 to level 4 at beginning of yr5 that wouldn't be unrealistic....
What would class significant SEN? This was obviously a mainstream school and AFAIK there were no physical disabilities 'just' Learning difficulties. one child was still working at phase 3 phonics. Not sure what sort of levels he was working.g at in other subjects....have only just thought about relating the range to NC levels and didn't think to ask when I was there.