National curriculum levels
All pupils undergo national tests and teacher assessments at ages 7, 11 and 14. Test and assessment results are reported to parents as levels rather than raw marks. The levels define whether the pupil is working at the expected standard for their age, above or below it. The range of levels within which the majority of pupils are expected to work are: Key Stage 1, Levels 1 - 3; Key Stage 2, Levels 2 - 5; Key Stage 3, Levels 3 - 7.