Are these teacher assessments? Some school do the optional tests - I think it would be helpful to know how the levels were arrived at!!
As a maths teacher the 7b looks over optimistic! I can't believe the topics for level 6 and level 7 have all been covered in one year!!! QCA optional tests put a 6a ceiling on Y7 levels
I am sure that there is some variation in the way schools assess the levels, and some schools will tend to give higher grades than others.
But, as I understand it, the levels correspond to precisely defined sets of skills (lots of tick boxes
Surely the schools must be able to give a reasonably accurate assessment?