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Tiering and Progression

Structured support for different abilities

We know how important it is for you to be able to track and monitor your students’ progress. So, in a world without National Curriculum levels,we have developed a straightforward, time-saving and reliable approach that allows you to do just that. 

Our English Progression Scale is a reliable, easy to use tool to track students’ progress over Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4. It comprises of 12 steps ranging from low to high challenge.

Building on this scale, the English Progression Map breaks down the curriculum with clear process descriptors, any prior knowledge required and boosters for additional challenge. This provides you with a more detailed view of how learning progresses in reading and writing across each of the 12 steps.  

Learn more about our Progression Services.


Our ActiveLearn Digital Service is organised into six Tiers based on those Progression Steps. The table below indicates which ability profile (i.e. which ‘Steps’) each tier is most appropriate for.   

Take a look at our resources guide to see how the products fit together with the progression scale.


























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