Last reviewed on 1 December 2021
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Find out what good progress looks like in your subject. See examples of KS3 progression grids from a range of schools to help you develop your own. You'll also find links to grids published by subject associations.

Why use progression grids?

The National Curriculum sets out what should be taught in each Key Stage.

Some schools use progression grids to break down learning year by year. This can:

  • Help class teachers pitch their lessons appropriately
  • Provide a benchmark for what school leaders should expect to see when scrutinising each year group or phase

School examples

You'll find examples of a range of progression grids below that have been written for all subjects across the curriculum. These are used by the schools as both planning and assessment tools.

Subject-specific progression grids

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