Both my dds went into Y6 on 5A in Maths and English. This is going to happen more and more as students prepare for the 11 plus. I know lots of Y5's who are already on Level 6 English and probably even more if their teachers were able to assess them properly. Primary school teachers do not have to have an English or Maths degree or even A levels in these subjects so it starts to become a problem. The parent of a Y5 student I know has already been told by the school that it is starting to become an issue for them. They don't understand what he is talking about because they do not know the material that he now does. I know several parents who were forced to move their students into more challenging environments. CIty boys offers places through exam at Y6 which some are hoping to take up.
How did they move to more challenging environment ? I have no idea about it at all.
But Level 5 has three sub levels and you are supposed to go up two sub levels a year so in theory you could start and end Y5 on Level 5. In reality I know many 11 plus students who are going up an entire sats level in one term. DG
Sorry, I forgot mention it is level 5A.
An example, DC enters Yr5 with 5B then advances to 5A (end of first term).
What will this DC do in second and third term of Yr5 or in Yr6 ?