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Confused about levels

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DrSunflower Thu 13-Feb-14 21:23:31

Today ds was given a level for English that confused me it was a 4C+. It seems this sits between a 4C and a 4B. I've never heard of this level before. Has anyone else. Thank you

spanieleyes Thu 13-Feb-14 21:28:43

It's even more arbitrary than a 4c or 4b! Basically, sub levels are allocated points, each sub level being 2 points. So if a child has made some progress, but not much, they can move a point, or half a sub level, from say a 4b to a 4 b +. It's pretty ridiculous really but used where children are targeted to make 3 points progress a year, so one and a half sub levels!

DrSunflower Thu 13-Feb-14 21:58:25

Thank you very much that's really helpful. I've now got a much better understanding of what it means. My ds didn't understand either and I wasn't sure how to explain or even if my guess that it sits between a 4c and 4b was right. Very useful - it's all very complicated!! Glad I have people on MN to help me understand. Thank you

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