The New National Curriculum and Assessment without Levels

In the core subjects of English, Mathematics and Science very detailed expectations are in place for each year group.  The other areas of the curriculum have been radically reduced from quite detailed information to often a mere two or three pages.   The levels you are now familiar with have gone to be replaced with a National Standard.

Here at BP we will grasp the challenge and ensure we retain what was good in the previous curriculum and combine it with the new.

Here is a full copy of the New national Curriculum for you to download if you so wish to:

A simpler overview is provided as well.

Here is the content for years 1 to 6 at BP:

Levels as you know were used to describe progress.  This is no longer the case, levels have gone.   What is expected for each year group in the core subjects of English, Mathematics and Science is now prescribed in detail and by year six pupils should reach national standard based upon achieving all the requirements of each subject.  At each year there are detailed descriptions of each element required to be taught, the grammar required and a spellings list in English.  Years 3-4 & 5-6 are combined in some areas.  We commence with English, then Mathematics and finally Science.


English is divided into reading, sub divided into word reading and then comprehension.  Writing divided into transcription and composition.  Transcription includes a detailed spelling list and handwriting. Composition includes grammar, vocabulary, and punctuation and is followed by the details of exactly what vocabulary, grammar and punctuation is expected.  This is the same from Year 1 through to Year 6, at the end a guide explains some of the terms used throughout English.  It is fairly obvious that what is achieved at each year group will define the standard.  So for example if a child covered perhaps 80% of all the areas at year 1 they may very well be described as national standard.  When the first assessments are made we will have a clearer picture 15-16 & 16-17. We will report to you on progress and achievement each term.  Click to view each year group and lastly a guide to the English terms that you may not be used to.


Maths is also split into year groups and concludes with suggested ways to record +,-, X and division


Science includes general guidance for each key stage and then lower and upper key stage two, that’s lower year 3 & 4,  upper Year 5 & 6.  The areas of study are the same throughout.

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