Key Stage 3 Core Concepts
and Level Descriptors
Each department at Wilson’s has determined three to five Core Concepts or skill areas that underpin the subject (usually reflected in the assessment areas at GCSE). Against each of these, each department has prepared statements that would suggest exceeding, secure or developing grasp of these concepts at Key Stage 3 level for a Wilson’s pupil. Reports to parents in Years 7 and 8 reflect pupils’ progress against these concepts or skills.