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22nd June 18
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The removal of national curriculum levels has led to some uncertainty about how schools and Mathematics Departments can be confident in tracking pupil progress; assessing pupil performance in a way which is both rigorous and accurate, and using assessment as an effective planning and teaching tool.

 Designed to fill the gap created by the removal of National Curriculum Levels,

The Lancashire Assessment Programme for Secondary Mathematics offers schools an assessment model that provides:

  • an asessment programme from Key Stage 3 to GCSE
  • objective led assessment criteria in line with GCSE from 2015
  • a progression ladder from Year 7 to 11 which supports teachers' planning and AfL
  • advice on how to administer assessments
  • in-house moderation approaches
  • standardising opportunities to support quality control across schools


Trialled throughout Lancashire schools before its launch in the Summer of 2015, this programme offers the structure and rigour required of schools to track pupils' progress and plot progression in line with expectations at GCSE.

  • The programme is now embedded in schools across Lancashire and beyond. Schools wishing to adopt the programme can arrange bespoke training by contacting alison.kenyon@lancashire.gov.uk

Further Support

Schools adopting this programme are invited to attend the

Assessment without Levels in Mathematics Network meetings

scheduled for

Tuesday 12 December 2017 and Monday 23 April 2018

These networks will support Mathematics Departments in the application of the programme and offer further standardised exemplars with commentaries to develop moderation in schools: giving departments confidence in the accuracy of their assessment.

For information about booking on the launch meetings or the networks, please contact Alison Kenyon - alison.kenyon@lancashire.gov.uk

For any further information about the programme itself or its application please contact Helen Monaghan (Secondary Mathematics Consultant for Lancashire) helen.monaghan@lancashire.gov.uk