Assessment without levels – the process

When in Rome...

I’m writing this blog after day 3 of working on our assessment without levels structure. I am hoping that this blog post might provide some useful points for anyone who is to sit down and do this but I appreciate our assessment approach is slightly unique in comparison to what I have seen from other schools. This isn’t a bad thing – as an academy we have a greater amount of freedom and flexibility in our approach – it’s just a heads up that some of this might not work for you and your school.

In designing a new curriculum for KS3 and a new assessment model, the first thing we have to ensure is that students are ‘GCSE ready.’ Therefore, our first port of call are the AOs. I am teaching with Edexcel so the AOs for Language and Literature are below (please note the AOs are exactly the…

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