# Understanding KS3 Levels

 E Exceptional Performance Expected to achieve mainly A*at GCSE 8a High Level 8 8b Solid Level 8 8c Low Level 8, working slightly above Level 7 7a High Level 7, working towards Level 8 Expected to achieve mainly A*/A at GCSE 7b Solid Level 7 7c Low Level 7, working slightly above Level 6 6a High Level 6, working towards Level 7 Expected to achieve mainly A/B/C at GCSE 6b Solid Level 6 6c Low Level 6, working slightly above Level 5 5a High Level 5, working towards Level 6 Expected to achieve mainly B/C at GCSE 5b Solid Level 5 5c Low Level 5, working slightly above Level 4 4a High Level 4, working towards Level 5 4b Solid Level 4 4c Low Level 4, working slightly above Level 3 3a High Level 3, working towards Level 4 3b Solid Level 3 3c Low Level 3, working slightly above Level 2