Statutory Assessment Results 2019
2019 KS2 Attainment Summary
Key stage 2 attainment of the high standard (110+) in reading (47%) was significantly above national and in the highest 20% of all schools in 2019.
The three-year average reading attainment score (107.7) was in the highest 20%.
Key stage 2 attainment of the high standard (110+) in mathematics (50%) was significantly above national and in the highest 20% of all schools in 2019 as well as in 2018.
The three-year average mathematics attainment score (108.1) was in the highest 20%.
For high prior attainers, key stage 2 progress in mathematics for high prior attainers was significantly above national and in the highest 20% of all schools in 2019.
KS2 Attainment over time
Three year averages show we are above local and national data for Percentage of children achieving expected standard in reading, writing and maths
Three year averages show we are above local and national data for Percentage of children achieving higher standard in reading, writing and maths
What is Greater Depth?
With the introduction of the new National Curriculum, children are now assessed against a set of objectives to see if they are:
Working towards end of year expectations: not yet reaching the standard expected for their school year
Working at end of year expectations: at the level expected for their year group
Working at greater depth: working more deeply within the expectations for their year. In KS2 maths and reading, this is referred to as ‘meeting the higher standard’.
The number of children achieving ‘Greater Depth’ will vary from year group to year group.
“The children who are judged to be writing at greater depth are children who stand out as writers. They are the children who take our breath away when we read their texts. There will not be many of these children and the number will vary from cohort to cohort. Whilst we cannot “teach” children to be greater depth writers, we can most certainly offer them opportunities, choices and ensure that any technical aspects of writing are secure and their use understood.”(Focus Education, 2017)
The term greater depth is now used to measure a pupil’s level of understanding. Achievement is now focused on the depth of understanding of the areas taught. Alongside this, the ability to apply this understanding in a variety of contexts rather than moving on to something new.
Therefore more able pupils are no longer encouraged to move up to the learning being taught in the year above, but to now spend time ensuring that they have fully grasped the learning in their own year group and are able to explore this in variety of ways.
One analogy is that of exploring a house, you could quickly explore a large house by moving up floor to floor, however the house can be explored and experienced in far greater detail if you stop to explore the rooms on each level!