The 2014 National Curriculum does not include specific descriptions on attainment throughout key stage 3 in the same way that the 2007 document detailed. There is a clear rational behind why assessment levels have been removed from the new national curriculum documents in all subjects. Tim Oates explains this in the clip below:
However, schools will still need to assess students attainment and progress, but it is being left to schools to decide how they will approach this. To gain a overview of the key changes we would suggest you view the Progression statement in Geography. In order to support Heads of Geography, The Geographical Association have produced an overarching statement on ‘how students become better at Geography’ documented within their GA Assessment flyer. Further support can be accessed on their website at Geographical Association – National Curriculum and Assessment and Geographical Association – National Curriculum.