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  • n. Any of the stages of the state education system of the United Kingdom and Gibraltar, introduced with the National Curriculum in 1988, defining the knowledge expected of students at various ages.


key + stage (Wiktionary)


  • It comes after Education Secretary Michael Gove announced last week an official review of these tests at the end of primary school, known as Key Stage 2.

    BBC News - Home

  • Brief Encounters is an exciting Theatre in Education project designed for Key Stage 4 and 5 students.

    Queer Sighted

  • Meanwhile, here aresome findings from a survey of teachers by the think-tank Civitas, released today: --- Just 10% of teachers think that Year 7 pupil levels this last school year have been consistent with their Key Stage 2 Sats test results.

    Does "improvement" mean improvement?

  • -- Last year, over 60 per cent of pupils eligible for free school meals did not gain the 3Rs at Key Stage 2.

    Gove demolishes Labour's record on education

  • The boys who took Key Stage 3 tests this year took Key Stage2 tests in 2005.

    Are the Key Stage 3 drops bigger than they first appear?

  • By Key Stage 3, it is estimated that only 15-20% of Traveller pupils are registered or regularly attend school.

    Nadine on Gypsies and Smacks

  • And yet, when I sat in on Lord Bew's review of Key Stage 2 tests, I heard union after union demanding an end to Sats without offering any credible alternative. - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph

  • Currently, pupils are supposed to take history throughout Key Stage 3 - the first three years of secondary education - before being allowed to drop it at GCSE aged around 14. - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph

  • While his peers are learning their times tables and being introduced to concepts such as fractions as part of the national curriculum's Key Stage 2, Yasha sat down with students 11 years his senior to complete the A-level Core 1 exam his senior - and said the test was 'easy peasy'.

    Home | Mail Online

  • Those who call for the removal of Key Stage 2 Sats should take heed.



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