Whilst we know that high quality resources are an important factor in curriculum coherence, in practice we also know that in the vast majority of classrooms worldwide, high stakes assessments hugely influence the implementation of the intended curriculum. They can either be a barrier or a lever for change. Ensuring further high quality assessments is therefore of vital importance. Existing assessments will be mapped against the framework. New assessments will be designed to promote well thought-out routes leading to well defined end points, with clear opportunities for progression for all students at every level.