Booksellers – UK National Curriculum Overview

Primary (Age 5-11)

Pupils are assessed throughout their education, starting with National Curriculum assessments (SATs) at the end of KS1 and KS2.

The new primary curriculum will be taught in schools from September 2014. However, in 2014 to 2015, pupils in Years 2 and 6  will continue to be taught the current programmes of study in English, mathematics and science and will sit the current Key Stages 1 and 2 tests.

All our existing products can be used for revision and practice ahead of the 2014 and 2015 assessments. We are publishing new resources that can be used to reinforce learning of the new curriculum for June 2014, so that they are available ahead of the new school year.

Products providing preparation for the first new assessments in 2016 will be available from 2015.

Key Stage 3 (Age 11-14)

The new KS3 curriculum will be taught in schools from September 2014.

Schools are required to assess pupils in KS3 at the end of Year 9. Teachers have told us that some of the main challenges they face are decisions surrounding assessment.

We are publishing products matched to the new KS3 programmes of study in June 2014, to provide reliable support regardless of the assessment approach teachers choose.

GCSE (Age 14-16)

GCSEs are taken by 16 year olds at the end of KS4. Our GCSE revision guides are matched to curriculum content for reliable exam preparation. Additional support is offered through planning and preparation material as well as examiners tips and techniques for achieving the best possible grades in the exams.

New GCSEs for English Language, English Literature and Maths will be taught from September 2015, with all other subjects coming the following year. We will produce new products tailored to these courses in time for when they start.

The last exams for the current GCSE are in June 2016 and our current revision guides continue to provide reliable revision and practice for these.

A Level (Age 16-18)

Students can choose to do AS Levels in Year 12 and may then complete full A Levels by doing their A2s in Year 13. We offer students a choice of comprehensive AS and A2 Study Guides to support them throughout these important years of study.

New A Levels for Maths, Further Maths, English Literature, Physics, Biology, Chemistry, Geography, History and Languages will be taught from September 2015, with all other subjects coming the following year. At this time, AS levels will cease to be a stepping stone to a full A Level.

We will produce new products tailored to these courses in time for when they start.

Key Stage

School Year

Age

Foundation Stage

Preschool – end of reception year

3-5

Primary

Key Stage 1 (KS1)

Years 1-2

5-7

Key Stage 2 (KS2)

Years 3-6

7-11

Secondary

Key Stage 3 (KS3)

Years 7-9

11-14

Key Stage 4 (KS4)

Years 10-11

14-16

A Level

Years 12-13

16-18

 

 

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