Beyond levels: adapting to a levels-free era in education


Graham Cooper of Capita SIMS discusses how schools must adapt to a new level-free era in education.

For the last 20 years, schools across the country have monitored progress in terms of levels set by the government. Schools are awakening to a new dawn when they must decide which direction to take now that levels have disappeared.


In the first of a new series of free Education Today editorial webinars, Graham, who now heads up product strategy at Capita SIMS, discusses:

  • The findings of Capita SIMS research which reveal how schools are responding to the changes
  • Where to begin when planning an alternative model
  • Examples of schools that have ventured down this route
  • How an MIS can play a vital role in the transition to life after levels.



GrahamCooperGraham Cooper is head of product strategy at Capita SIMS. A former deputy headteacher, Graham understands the daily challenges that practitioners face managing schools and is well placed to offer insight and advice on the practical aspects of managing your school’s data.


Jonathan Swift is the Editor of Education Today magazine. Well-known in education circles, he is always ready to share his thoughts on the state of the UK education sector.

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