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The Education (National Curriculum) (Key Stage 2 Assessment Arrangements) (England) Order 2003

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3.—(1) In this Order—

“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 the core subjects, which documents have effect by virtue of the respective section 87(3)(a) and (b) orders for those subjects for the time being in force(1);

AT” means attainment target;

“the Authority” means the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority established under section 21 of the Education Act 1997(2);

“the core subjects” means English, mathematics and science;

“external marking agency” means a body nominated by the Authority and approved by the Secretary of State to mark NC tests;

“NC tests” means National Curriculum tests administered to pupils for the purpose of assessing the level of attainment which they have achieved in any of the core subjects;

“NC assessment timetable” means a timetable for the administration of NC tests, being respectively tests and a timetable laid down in provisions made by the Secretary of State under article 11 which have been published by the Authority(3);

“record of the results”, for the purposes of articles 5 and 7, means a record of the results of a pupil in respect of the NC tests administered to him under article 5, consisting of a statement of each level of attainment achieved by the pupil;

“section 87(3)(a) and (b) orders” means orders made or which have effect as if they were made under section 87(3)(a) or (b) of the Education Act 2002 specifying attainment targets and programmes of study;

“specified” means specified in relation to the second key stage by a section 87(3)(a) and (b) order;

“summer term” means the final term in the school year.

(2) References to the second key stage are, subject to the operation of section 82(2) to (5) of the Education Act 2002, references to the period set out in paragraph (b) of section 82(1) of that Act.

(3) 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.

(4) 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 one half being rounded upwards to the next whole number.

(1)

The relevant orders for the second key stage are S.I. 2000/1604 (English), 2000/1598 (mathematics) and 2000/1600 (science).

(3)

As at the date this Order is made, the document is entitled “Key Stage 2 Assessment and Reporting Arrangements”; the document can be obtained through QCA Publications, PO Box 99, Sudbury, Suffolk, CO10 6SN.

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