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Generic grade descriptors and supplementary subject-specific guidance for inspectors on making judgements during subject survey visits to schools

04 Apr 2014 Ofsted

Ref: 20100015

These documents were updated in April 2014.

This is the section of the site for the subject specific grade criteria. They have been updated to take account of the changes made in September 2013 to the maintained schools and academies inspection handbook and other matters.

The subject documents cover: 

  • Art, craft and design
  • Economics, business and enterprise education due shortly
  • Citizenship
  • Design and technology
  • English
  • Geography
  • History
  • Information and communication technology
  • Mathematics
  • Modern languages
  • Music
  • Physical education
  • Personal, social, health and economic education
  • Religious education
  • Science.

Available downloads

File name File type File size
word Introduction to revised guidance.doc word 29.50 KB
pdf Introduction to revised guidance.pdf pdf 110.26 KB
word Supplementary subject-specific guidance for art, craft and design.doc word 638.50 KB
pdf Supplementary subject-specific guidance for art, craft and design.pdf pdf 224.49 KB
word Supplementary subject-specific guidance for citizenship.doc word 301.50 KB
pdf Supplementary subject-specific guidance for citizenship.pdf pdf 186.28 KB
word Supplementary subject-specific guidance for D&T.doc word 438.50 KB
pdf Supplementary subject-specific guidance for D&T.pdf pdf 201.53 KB
word Supplementary subject-specific guidance for economics, business and enterprise.doc word 638.50 KB
pdf Supplementary subject-specific guidance for economics, business and enterprise.pdf pdf 220.98 KB
word Supplementary subject-specific guidance for English.doc word 618.50 KB
pdf Supplementary subject-specific guidance for English.pdf pdf 212.91 KB
word Supplementary subject-specific guidance for geography.doc word 634.00 KB
pdf Supplementary subject-specific guidance for geography.pdf pdf 220.89 KB
word Supplementary subject-specific guidance for history.doc word 625.50 KB
pdf Supplementary subject-specific guidance for history.pdf pdf 214.51 KB
word Supplementary subject-specific guidance for ICT.doc word 826.00 KB
pdf Supplementary subject-specific guidance for ICT.pdf pdf 215.87 KB
word Supplementary subject-specific guidance for mathematics.doc word 815.50 KB
pdf Supplementary subject-specific guidance for mathematics.pdf pdf 212.43 KB
word Supplementary subject-specific guidance for ML.doc word 621.50 KB
pdf Supplementary subject-specific guidance for ML.pdf pdf 213.53 KB
word Supplementary subject-specific guidance for music.doc word 635.50 KB
pdf Supplementary subject-specific guidance for music.pdf pdf 232.10 KB
word Supplementary subject-specific guidance for PE.doc word 639.50 KB
pdf Supplementary subject-specific guidance for PE.pdf pdf 220.07 KB
word Supplementary subject-specific guidance for PSHE education.doc word 460.50 KB
pdf Supplementary subject-specific guidance for PSHE education.pdf pdf 194.02 KB
word Supplementary subject-specific guidance for RE.doc word 621.50 KB
pdf Supplementary subject-specific guidance for RE.pdf pdf 214.06 KB
word Supplementary subject-specific guidance for science.doc word 641.50 KB
pdf Supplementary subject-specific guidance for science.pdf pdf 219.51 KB

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