Progress Descriptors for 'Life After Levels' for History KS3
This document is an outline of progress descriptors for the new curriculum without level descriptors. They are based on a combination of the 2007 NC and the current NC. I have based them on Pearson's 12 Steps (which aren't currently available for History). They cover 4 different strands with 4 sub-strands for 'understanding of historical concepts.' I have also included 2 examples of mark schemes for KS3 assessments using these progress descriptors. Hopefully these will save you some time if you are looking at re-writing your current level descriptors. I have also included some particular bugbears for our school such as using quotations, signpost sentences, footnotes or even just full stops and capital letters! I've also tried to keep it matched as much as possible to the old levels but with some extra detail built in. Any questions- just let me know!
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Created: Jul 14, 2015

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