The cross-curricular skills of Communication, Using Mathematics and Using ICT are relevant across the curriculum. Emphasis is placed on using, applying and transferring skills effectively in real and relevant contexts.
At Key Stages 1, 2 and 3, schools assess and report each pupil's progress in the cross-curricular skills with reference to the Levels of Progression.
The Levels of Progression set out, in the form of ‘can do’ statements, a continuum of skills that pupils should be able to demonstrate if they are to build the literacy, numeracy and ICT skills needed to function effectively in life and in the world of work.
For Using ICT, 2015/16 is a further interim year to allow schools more time to embed Using ICT and there will be no requirement for schools to report a numerical outcome in Using ICT for Year 4, Year 7 and Year 10 pupils. Schools should continue to assess pupil progress in the cross-curricular skill of Using ICT, and report this to parents as part of the Annual Report.