WHO STUDIES KS2
Includes pupils from Year 3, Year 4, Year 5 and Year 6,
aged between 7 to 11 years.
WHAT IS KS2
Key Stage 2 is a phase of primary education for four years in England and Wales. The term is used to define the group of pupils who must follow the National Curriculum.
According to the Education Act 2002, it is the period beginning at the same time as the school year in which the majority of pupils in a class attain the age of eight and ending at the same time as the school year in which the majority of pupils in a class attain the age of eleven.
All pupils in this Key Stage must follow a programme of education in the six areas of learning in the National Curriculum
The World Around Us
Personal Development and Mutual Understanding
THE BIG PICTURE
All pupils in this Key Stage must follow
a programme of education in these 12 areas:
* Schools must provide Religious Education but parents can ask for their
children to be taken out of the whole lesson or part of it.
* Optionally at this Key Stage, schools often teach Personal, Social and
Health education (PSHE) and/or citizenship.
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At the end of this stage, pupils aged 11 in Year 6 are tested as part of the national programme of National Curriculum Tests, colloquially known as SATs.
These tests cover English and Mathematics. The tests are externally marked, with results for each school being published in DfE performance tables.