2018-19 Pre-key stage 2
Pre-key stage 2: pupils working below the national curriculum assessment standard
For use from the 2018/19 academic year onwards
Pupils engaged in subject-specific study
The government consultation on the Rochford Review found broad support to extend the interim pre-key stage standards to include all pupils working below the standard of national curriculum assessment engaged in subject-specific study. The Standards and Testing Agency conducted a review of the interim pre-key stage standards, working with teachers and other education experts, before publishing the final versions presented in this document. We have revised the ‘pupil can’ statements to ensure that they appropriately represent the key aspects of each subject, allow for progression towards the national curriculum and better reflect classroom practice.
These standards must be used for statutory assessment at the end of key stage 2 for pupils working below the standard of national curriculum assessments engaged in subject-specific study from the 2018/19 academic year onwards.