Assessment at Plumpton

As you may be aware, schools across the country have been required to develop their own assessment systems in line with the government legislation commonly known as 'Assessment Without Levels'. As such, pupils are no longer graded as 'Level 2 (c, b, a)', 'Level 3 (c, b, a)' etc. but are instead assessed against the 'Expected Standard' for their age. This is known as 'Age Related Expectation' or 'ARE'. Within school, we are continually assessing pupils' attainment against these expectations, grading them in the following way:

WB - Working Below 
This means that pupils are not yet able to access the current year-group's curriculum, and, as such, provision is being made to deliver learning at an appropriate level.

WT - Working Towards
This means that pupils are accessing the current year-group's curriculum, but have not yet met the necessary objectives to the extent that they are mastering the curriculum. Pupils obtaining 'WT' at the end of the school year are considered to have not met the expected standard.

M - Mastery
This means that pupils are accessing the current year-group's curriculum and have met all the necessary objectives to the extent that they have mastered them. At this point, pupils work on developing a broader and deeper understanding of the current year group's curriculum rather than being moved on to the next year group's objectives.
In government-produced data packs, this is referred to as 'EXS', meaning 'At Expected Standard'.

GD - Greater Depth
This means that pupils are accessing the current year-group's curriculum and have met all the necessary objectives in a wide variety of contexts, applying the required skills in a broad range of ways, and have a deep and profound understanding of the year-group's objectives. It is relatively rare for pupils to be working at Greater Depth.
In government-produced data packs, this is referred to as 'GDS', meaning 'Greater Depth Standard'

AB - Above 
This means that pupils are exceeding the current year-group's curriculum expectations and are working at a higher year-group's objectives. This is used in exceptional circumstances and additional provision is made to to deliver learning at an appropriate level.