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Assessment without levels

Alongside the introduction of a new national curriculum, the government has abolished attainment levels as the main assessment measure in primary schools. Schools have been encouraged to be creative in devising their own assessment procedures.


St Thomas’ has adopted a new system based on assessment steps, along with other schools in Canterbury. There are a total of 21 steps that pupils progress through from Class 1 all the way up to Class 6.


You can find out more about the new 'Steps', Assessment without levels system in the PDF below.


You can also read the DfE Commission on assessment without levels here:

Commission on Assessment Without Levels: final report