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Grade Ladder – Football
Level Quality of skills Decision Making
9

(20)

Can play 11 or 5-a-side with ease and can adapt to both forms of game. Effective play with effortless movements and skill application. Very rarely, if at all, makes mistakes.  Can play in both attacking and defensive positions. Physical fitness is visible and evident. Successfully selects and uses appropriate skills on nearly all occasions. Demonstrates an excellent understanding of the activity.
8

(18-19)

Can play an attacking or defensive position to a high standard. Highly effective movement on and off the ball. Makes themselves an effective option for their team when off the ball. All core skills and almost all advanced skills (relevant to position) demonstrated in both isolation and competitive situations. Accuracy, control and fluency of skills is visible. Physical fitness is evident. Successfully selects and uses appropriate skills on many  occasions. Demonstrates a very good understanding of the activity.
7

(16-17)

Can play an attacking or defensive position to a very good standard. Makes a visible impact during game play. Player is an option for team mates on many occasions. Reads the game very well and communicates this to team mates. All core skills and many advanced skills (relevant to position) demonstrated in both isolation and competitive situations. Physical fitness is evident. Successfully selects and uses appropriate skills on many  occasions. Demonstrates a very good understanding of the activity.
6

(14-15)

Can play an attacking or defensive position to a good standard. Passes should be accurate both on the ground and in the air. Shots are on target and appropriate to the situation (power/accuracy) . Player is starting to read the game well on and off the ball and creates options for team mates. All core skills and some advanced skills (relevant to position) demonstrated in both isolation and competitive situations. Successfully selects and uses appropriate skills on some occasions. Demonstrates a good understanding of the activity.
5

(11-13)

Keeps possession of the ball on many occasions through effective control and accurate passing. Can struggle when the ball is in the air. When attacking finds space off the ball. When defending marks the opposition effectively. Can intercept the ball successfully in a game. Demonstrates most core skills and some advanced in isolation and competitive situations. Successfully selects and uses appropriate skills on some occasions. Demonstrates a good understanding of the activity.
4

(8-10)

Short range passing is accurate but long can at times lack accuracy. Shots are on target but can lack power. Player can at times lose possession when on the ball. Marks the opposition but can struggle to intercept play. Can demonstrates most core skills and few advanced in isolation and competitive situations. Successfully selects and uses appropriate skills on some occasions. Demonstrates some understanding of the activity.
3

(6-7)

Attempts long and short passing and shooting but is inconsistent. Player demonstrates an understanding of their positioning and attempts to mark the opposition. Player attempts to tackle the opposition with some success. Demonstrates many core skills and few advanced in isolation and competitive situations. Skills can lack consistency, accuracy, control and fluency. Successfully selects and uses appropriate skills on some occasions. Demonstrates some understanding of the activity.
2

(4-5)

Passing and shooting is inconsistent. Player actively moves during game play but struggles to find space. Player attempts to tackle the opposition but is often outwitted. Demonstrates core skills with some success but very few advanced. Skills lack consistency, accuracy, control and fluency particularly during game play. Successfully selects and uses appropriate skills on some occasions. Demonstrates some understanding of the activity.
1

(1-3)

Passing and shooting is often inaccurate. Movement is limited and player doesn’t actively show determination to gain possession. Demonstrates core skills in isolation with some success but no advanced. Skills lack consistency, accuracy, control and fluency in isolation and competitive situations. Successfully selects and uses appropriate skills on few occasions. Demonstrates little understanding of the activity.
W3 Attempts some core skills in isolated drills with some success. Makes limited contribution during game play and needs continuous instruction from teacher. Lacks physical fitness. Rarely selects and uses appropriate skills successfully. Demonstrates limited understanding of the activity.
W2 Attempts core skills in isolated drills with some success but skills  lack correct technique. Makes limited contribution during game play and only attempts to make an impact if the ball comes to them.  Lacks physical fitness and desire to perform. Rarely selects and uses appropriate skills successfully. Demonstrates limited understanding of the activity.
W1 Attempts core skills in isolated drills but with limited success. Makes no active contribution during game play and often stands in the same spot with limited movement. Poor physical fitness. Shows little or no understanding of the activity.

Advanced skills

  • Dribbling (beating opponents)
  • Passing (non dominant foot)
  • Control (chest, thigh)
  • Shooting (non dominant foot, swerve, volleys)
  • Heading (defensive and attacking)
  • Marking (player without the ball)

Core Skills

  • Dribbling (close, open space, both feet)
  • Passing (short, long, lofted)
  • Control (both feet)
  • Shooting (short, long)
  • Heading
  • Tackling (block, jockeying)
  • Marking (player with ball)

Tactics

  • When and where to pass/shoot/dribble/tackle
  • Which pass to make
  • Team strategies/tactics
  • Awareness of strengths and weaknesses of other players
  • Awareness of rules
  • Positioning and organisation of set pieces
All BTEC results have been emailed to student school email accounts 02.09.2020