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Key Stage What??

We’re pretty lucky that our education system is very similar to England’s, but it’s good to brush up on a few curriculum terms before you arrive, there are a few you won’t be familiar with.
For primary teachers, the years are split into the Key Stages – these are the levels of the curriculum they are working from: Foundation Stage is the Early Years stage encompassing Nursery and Reception (3-5 Year olds) Key Stage 1 is Year 1 and 2 (Infants), and Key Stage 2 is Years 3 to 6 (Juniors). They use these terms a lot, and often positions are advertised with them.
Under the secondary system, Key Stage 3 is Years 7 to 9 and Key Stage 4 is Years 10 to 11. From there it moves into their exam based assessment, with Year 11 being GCSE (General Certificate in Secondary Education) and two years towards their A Levels post 16.

For more information, you can download a handy fact sheet from our website here  or go directly to the National Curriculum website

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