Performance descriptor consultation


Dear All

I would recommend taking a look at the draft performance descriptors for science (the Maths and English) and making a response.

I should also add  that eventually science learning ladders may have to be tweaked depending on what the final performance descriptors are like. However, there is no point at all doing this yet as they will certainly change. I can only imagine that more on vocabulary use and terminology will need to go on assessment ladders. In the meantime, see my initial response below:

  • There is a marked difference between the English and Maths performance descriptors and those for Science simply because the Science descriptors have not been ‘sub-divided’ into different types of achievement. Consequently, Science is less vulnerable to some of the previous problems with levels which now English and Maths are. This is good in some respects. However, if pupils need to be ‘able…

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