National Curriculum (NC) Levels provide a very useful way of discussing and reporting on progress and next steps within most Year 6-9 subjects. The NC levels range from 1-8. Within each of these levels are ‘sublevels’ c, b and a, defined as follows:
The equivalence between NC levels and BSK grades is shown in the table below.
These grade equivalences do not apply to Year 6-9 French, German, Physical Education or Drama, which report only NC sublevels. However, these subjects are included within the Excellence Awards system.
Year 6-8 Combined ICT uses a different grading system.
Social Studies, First Language Arabic, Second Language Arabic, Islamic Studies and Quranic Studies are not National Curriculum subjects and so a percentage system is used to generate grades.
In the Middle Department, the following grading system is used for these subjects:
In Year 9, the following grading system is used for these subjects:
Year 6-11 PSHE uses a different grading system.
The grades used for Year 6-8 students have the following general meanings:
In Year 9, Grades B and C have the same meanings as above. Grades A*/A represent high level performance and Grades D, E, F, G and U are below the expected level.
Grade X is used if an accurate assessment is not possible.
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