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1 Information for Parents Key Stage 3 Statutory Assessment Arrangements

2 The Northern Ireland Curriculum defines what your child should be learning through Areas of Learning: subject knowledge, understanding and skills Cross-Curricular Skills Thinking Skills and Personal Capabilities. The Curriculum and Learning

3 The three Cross-Curricular Skills are: Communication Talking and Listening Reading Writing Using Mathematics Using ICT The Curriculum and Learning

4 The Thinking Skills and Personal Capabilities are: Thinking Skills Managing Information Thinking, Problem-Solving and Decision-Making Being Creative Personal Capabilities Working with Others Self-Management The Curriculum and Learning

5 In each subject your child is taught: knowledge and understanding of the subject subject skills Cross-Curricular Skills Thinking Skills and Personal Capabilities. Subject Learning

6 To improve your child’s learning, we need to know: what stage they are at in their learning how well they are doing how we can help them do better. We assess each child’s learning through: classroom observation discussion and asking questions homework class tests school examinations tasks and assessment activities. Key Stage 3 Assessment

7 Your child’s progress will be assessed each year in: subject learning (knowledge, understanding and skills) Thinking Skills and Personal Capabilities Cross-Curricular Skills. Assessing the Cross-Curricular Skills In Years 8–10, schools must use the Levels of Progression for assessing and reporting pupils’ progress. In Year 10, the numerical level your child has achieved will be reported to you (not yet required for Using ICT). Key Stage 3 Statutory Assessment

8 The Levels of Progression: apply to Communication, Using Mathematics and Using ICT range from Level 1 to Level 7 describe what ‘pupils can’ do indicate the knowledge, understanding and skills your child needs to demonstrate to achieve each level. See Statutory Assessment of the Cross-Curricular Skills

9 Writing Levels of Progression

10 Key Stage 3 Statutory Assessment of the Cross-Curricular Skills Teachers assess your child’s skills in an ongoing way through: classroom observation discussion and asking questions monitoring their work and progress. This helps them understand: the level at which your child is working how best to help your child improve their learning.

11 End of Key Stage 3 Statutory Assessment At the end of Key Stage 3, teachers will decide the level your child has achieved in each skill, based on: their knowledge of your child assessment information they have gathered and your child’s performance in planned assessment activities/tasks.

12 Expected Levels for the Cross-Curricular Skills Key StageLevels of Progression (Years 3–4) 2 (Years 5–7) 3 (Years 8–10) The Levels through the Key Stages

13 Expected Levels for the Cross-Curricular Skills Expected Levels at the End of Each Key Stage End of Key Stage 1 (Year 4) Level 2 End of Key Stage 2 (Year 7) Level 4 End of Key Stage 3 (Year 10) Level 5

14 Expected Levels for the Cross-Curricular Skills Expected Levels at the End of Each Key Stage End of Key Stage 1 (Year 4) Level 2 End of Key Stage 2 (Year 7) Level 4 End of Key Stage 3 (Year 10) Level 5 There is also: ‘a very clear expectation that individual pupils should progress at least one level between each Key Stage.’ (Department of Education, May 2010)

15 Levels of Progression and Levels of Attainment Note The Levels of Progression replace Levels of Attainment. The new levels place greater emphasis on skills (not only knowledge and understanding) – so they are expected to be more challenging.

16 Quality Assurance and Quality Control The Moderation Process This will involve: teachers in each school working together to agree standards schools providing samples of pupil work to CCEA for external moderation.

17 Annual Reports The Annual Report will give you information about your child's progress in every aspect of the curriculum, including: For pupils in Years 8 and 9 a teacher’s comment only about progress in Communication, Using Mathematics and Using ICT For pupils in Year 10 a numerical level and a teacher’s comment for Communication and Using Mathematics (from 2012/13) for Using ICT (from a date to be decided).

18 Annual Reports For pupils in Year 10 The Annual Report will tell you the percentage of pupils in your school who: attained this level attained the expected level (Level 5) or above are working towards the expected level are exempt from assessment.


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