Key Stage 3 Pathways

Assessment without Levels

The government has ended the use of National Curriculum levels to measure progress at key stage 2 and key stage 3.  Schools are able to devise their own systems to measure progress.

St Peter and St Paul uses an assessment system based around learning outcomes. These learning outcomes are linked directly to our Schemes of Work which are based on the National Curriculum at KS3 and with KS4 specifications/Schemes of Work in mind.

Our system of assessment focuses primarily on improving the learning of our students, by building on prior knowledge and charting progress relative to a student’s starting point.

There are four pathways that cover the range of ability at KS3: Establishing, Developing, Mastering and Excelling.

Each Pathway is reviewed at regular intervals for each subject and may change during the course of the year.