Progression and Assessment in KS2 Languages

    Published: 05 October 2015

    As of September 2014, primary schools are expected to provide foreign language teaching to every year group in key stage 2 and to ensure that teaching focuses on substantial progress in one language.  The programme of study for KS2 (2013) set outs the new national requirements for the curriculum in primary languages which requires that pupils are supported in becoming proficient users of any given language and are developed as linguists.

    However, while the Languages Programme of study for KS2 sets out expectations for the end of the key stage, it does not give guidance as to what progression might look like across the four years of KS2.  With this is mind, Herts for Learning has produced a new Progression and Assessment pack for KS2 Languages.

    How can the pack help my school?

    • The pack is designed to help schools to understand what substantial progress looks like and what language learning skills pupils should be developing
    • It offers practical solutions to the assessment of language skills
    • It has been designed to work alongside the ‘New Approach to Tracking Pupil Progress’ an approach developed by Herts for Learning and will feel familiar to teachers currently using that system
    • It can also be used independently of other Herts for Learning approaches
    • It cross-references Herts for Learning’s Primary Languages Quality MarkTM criteria for Bronze, Silver and Gold level for ‘achievement, assessment and recording’ to facilitate the application process for schools considering applying for the PLQM award

    For further information on how to obtain a copy of the pack, please contact: 

    Anne Coad, Support Officer
    Tel: 01438 844882

    For further information and details of support available, please contact: 

    Jackie Rayment, Languages Adviser
    Herts for Learning
    Robertson House
    Six Hills Way
    SG1 2FQ