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PostPosted: Wed Aug 22, 2012 3:50 pm 
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Hi,
I am new to this forum. I read some of the comments but wonder if we have any more news on Bucks exam for 2013?

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Littledippy


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 22, 2012 4:38 pm 
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Hi littledippy, and welcome!

There is no further news on what the changes might be at present. As soon as we have confirmation we will post here, rest assured.

The "fallback" position has to be focus on really solid English and maths, with some VR and NVR later on.

Sally-Anne


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 22, 2012 4:52 pm 
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When you consider the areas in the old test where children have made mistakes in the current style of papers, I don't think you can go wrong with Literacy and Numeracy (particularly Literacy). The APP grids make it pretty clear how to improve performance for the SAT's and that has to be something worthwhile further down the line.


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 23, 2012 4:00 pm 
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Thank you Sally_Anne. I will watch this space.


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 23, 2012 4:04 pm 
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ian35mm wrote:
When you consider the areas in the old test where children have made mistakes in the current style of papers, I don't think you can go wrong with Literacy and Numeracy (particularly Literacy). The APP grids make it pretty clear how to improve performance for the SAT's and that has to be something worthwhile further down the line.


Hi ian35mm

What is APP grid? I never heard of this?

Thank you.


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 23, 2012 6:03 pm 
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APP is 'assessing pupils progress' - it is a way of standardising teacher assessment.

http://www.lancsngfl.ac.uk/secondary/ma ... 3343010cc2


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 23, 2012 8:50 pm 
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Guest55 wrote:
APP is 'assessing pupils progress' - it is a way of standardising teacher assessment.

http://www.lancsngfl.ac.uk/secondary/ma ... 3343010cc2



Thank you Guest55. I think I have landed in the right place here.


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 23, 2012 8:53 pm 
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I don't think the tests will be linked to APP because APP is about assessing pupils in the classroom.

A group of Headteachers is deciding the format of the new 11+ which will be used for the cohort about to go into Year 5. We will have to be patient ...


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 23, 2012 9:57 pm 
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That's not my point. The APP grid shows how you can improve SAT's grades. Whatever school you end up in, a good SAT's level will be important. Certainly in the school I work at, a good L5 performance at KS2 will stand you in great stead.


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 23, 2012 10:13 pm 
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littledippy wrote:
I think I have landed in the right place here.

Quite possibly, especially because many of us more than a little dippy!

Moderator's note: Please could the regulars with slightly obscure info about APP and SATs, etc, argue their points via PM, rather than on a thread created by a new forum user? Thank you.

Sally-Anne


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