key stages and ages

key stages and ages

Key Stage 0 (KS0)
Key Stage 2 (KS2)

Key stages and ages
Key Stage 1 (primary school Years 3 and 4) builds on Foundation Stage experiences, and Key Stage 2 (primary school Years 5, 6 and 7) builds on Key Stage 1 experiences. As children progress through these stages, they move from informal to more formal learning.
The Northern Ireland Curriculum aims to empower young people to achieve their potential and to make informed and responsible decisions throughout their lives. The learning opportunities provided should help young people to develop as individuals, contributors to society and contributors to the economy and environment.

Listed below is additional information regarding growth at different ages and stages of a child’s life.
Growth and development includes not only the physical changes that will occur from infancy to adolescence, but also some of the changes in emotions, personality, behavior, thinking and speech that children develop as they begin to understand and interact with the world around them.

Derby Virtual School works with children from foundation stage onwards. All transitions can be difficult for children in care, but the move from primary school to secondary school (from key stage 2 to key stage 3) can be especially daunting.
The Virtual School supports this transition and offers advice to schools about additional transition support for children in care.

Our Cambridge Checkpoint series provides students with the framework for succeeding in the Cambridge Lower Secondary Checkpoint assessment and preparing them for success in future exams.
Cambridge University Press provides a wide range of different teaching resources for Key Stage 3 and Lower Secondary curriculums. With a variety of different learning techniques, including active learning, our resources are a great way to prepare students before they sit their Cambridge IGCSE®s, GCSEs and other examinations in the future. From core subjects like English, Maths and Science to our selection of different resources for learning languages, Cambridge University Press can help pupils get the most out of Lower Secondary and Key Stage 3.


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