Unfortunately I don't think it is going to be consistent as my headteacher has confirmed that all YR6 children are now 'below average' because the new expectations for this year are considerably higher.... and you can not unfortunately make any comparison to last years levels. So if for example your child was a 5A in reading at the end of YR5 they are still 'below average'??? To say I am deflated after finally getting back my headteachers review form is an understatement
I really don't understand why schools are saying these things ........ but I haven't looked at the reading in detail yet.
But I've just been through the sample papers for KS2 2016 maths test with my year 5 child. I can see nothing like upper level 5 work and certainly nothing remotely level 6ish in them. I don't know what this is all about - maybe the samples are misleading but I can't see anything remotely difficult sounding in the year 6 programme of maths in the DfE national curriculum document.
I think that it must be difficult for all schools to hit their floor target of at least 85% of children achieving the equivalent of an old 4b or higher and there are maybe some things expected in the new expected national standard for maths, reading, spelling, punctuation and grammar which were not expected in order to get a 4b before ........... but all this stuff that some schools are saying about higher level children not having achieved year 6 levels until towards the end of year 6 seems to be complete tosh to me.
I don't know what to suggest about your appeal panel quandary. The panel members could be equally badly briefed seeing there seem to be such widespread myths abounding about the new national curriculum and also some schools not teaching very much now for a few years to children who were already old level 4s quite early on.
I see more money being spent on Educational Psychologists for 11 plus appeals than ever before.
Ah - what G55 says is not opinion. Let me dig out the document.
Here it is:https://www.gov.uk/guidance/scaled-scores
Read this through and you will see where this comes from.