Huge difference. Different curriculum since 2008. And the LNF is a big thing too. This is a literacy and numeracy framework brought in to raise standards that was brought in a year or so ago. It is to be merged into the curriculum at some point I believe and consultation documents are being looked at. There used to be no testing, only teacher assessment but since the LNF was introduced there is testing for years 2 to 9 in reading, numeracy (procedural) and numerical reasoning. This is reported to parents in terms of score, standardised score and improvement since the previous year.