Using the Secondary Frameworks
Find out how the Secondary Frameworks are organised into strands to focus teaching and learning and provide support for periodic assessment through Years 7 to 11.
How the Frameworks are organised
The Frameworks contain subject-specific learning objectives based on key strands of learning, which are further organised into sub-strands. Each strand offers a focus for knowledge, skills and understanding that can help pupils to make progress. They can also be used to encourage ambition and provide challenge for pupils at all levels. The objectives for English and mathematics build on the Primary Framework so you can plan an appropriate curriculum and effective transition from the primary to the secondary phase.
Supporting Years 7 to 11
The Framework objectives can be used to support learning for all pupils from age 11 to 16 (Year 7 to Year 11). They can establish learning expectations as pupils move through these years, helping you to plan teaching activities and respond to changing needs, skills and abilities. They begin at level 4 in Year 7 and extend to GCSE grade B in Year 11. Extension objectives can then be used to indicate the learning that is needed to achieve A/A* grades at GCSE.
How the Frameworks support progression
The Frameworks contain:
- links between the strands and learning objectives
- assessment focuses and criteria for periodic assessment, for example through using Assessing Pupils’ Progress (APP)
- exemplification to show how objectives can be put into practice.