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The Education (National Curriculum) (Assessment Arrangements for English, Welsh, Mathematics and Science) (Key Stage 2) (Wales) Order 1997

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3.—(1) In this Order—

the Act” means the Education Act 1996;

“the associated documents” means the documents published by Her Majesty’s Stationery Office, setting out any levels of attainment, attainment targets and programmes of study in relation to English, Welsh, mathematics and science, which documents have effect by virtue of the respective section 356(2)(a) and (b) orders for those subjects for the time being in force(1);

AT” means attainment target;

“the Authority” means the authority currently known as Awdurdod Cwricwlwm ac Asesu Cymru or the Curriculum and Assessment Authority for Wales(2) which will be renamed Awdurdod Cymwysterau, Cwricwlwm ac Asesu Cymru or the Qualifications, Curriculum and Assessment Authority for Wales when section 27 of the Education Act 1997(3) comes into force;

“external marking agency” means a body nominated by the Authority and approved by the Secretary of State to mark NC tests and, in the case of the NC task for Welsh AT3 (writing), pupils' responses to that task;

“external verifying agency” means a body nominated by the Authority and approved by the Secretary of State to verify the recorded results of pupils' achievements in Welsh AT1 (oral) and AT2 (reading) in accordance with article 6;

“maintained school” has the meaning assigned to that expression by section 350(1) of the Act.

“NC tests” and “NC tasks” mean respectively National Curriculum tests and National Curriculum tasks administered to pupils for the purpose of assessing the level of attainment which they have achieved in any relevant subject and “NC assessment timetable” means a timetable for the administration of NC tests and NC tasks, being respectively tests, tasks and a timetable laid down in provisions made by the Secretary of State under article 10 which have been published by Her Majesty’s Stationery Office;

“the relevant subjects” means English, Welsh, mathematics and science;

“section 356(2)(a) and (b) orders” means orders made under section 356(2)(a) and (b) of the Act specifying attainment targets and programmes of study;

“specified” means specified in relation to the second key stage by a section 356(2)(a) and (b) order;

“summer term” means the third term in a school year (as defined in Section 355(5) of the Act);

references to the second key stage shall be construed in accordance with section 355 of the Act; and

references to levels of attainment, attainment targets and programmes of study are references to the levels, targets and programmes set out in the associated documents.

(2) In this Order unless the context otherwise requires any reference to a numbered article is a reference to the article in this Order so numbered and any reference to a numbered paragraph is a reference to the paragraph so numbered in the article in which the reference appears.

(3) Where any average number required to be determined by this Order is not a whole number, it shall be rounded to the nearest whole number, the fraction of one half being rounded upwards to the next whole number.

(1)

The relevant Orders for the second key stage are S.I. 1995/51 (English), S.I. 1995/69 (Welsh), S.I. 1995/52 (Mathematics) and S.I. 1995/53 (Science).

(2)

See section 360 of the Education Act 1996.

(3)

1997 c. 44. Section 27 is brought into force on 1st October 1997 by S.I. 1997/1468.

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