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Parents, do your level best to fathom this

Where would we be without the Department for Education's crystal-clear approach to attainment levels?

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Do you remember that terrible old system of levels? You know, with the overly simplistic ladder, where students were meant to take a couple of years to move between each band, so all the focus was on those borderline pupils that would help improve results? Awful, wasn’t it?

As the Department for Education said at the time, “this system is complicated and difficult to understand, especially for parents”.

And what a nightmare it must have been for parents, trying to work out whether 5 was better than 4, and…Well, that was about it really, but, you know.

Of course, the other issue was that ...

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