The National Curriculum of England is organised into blocks of years starting with Early Years Foundation Stage which caters for students aged 3 to 5 years.
The students then move into blocks called ‘Key Stages’ (KS).
Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 are referred to as Primary Education, while Key Stage 3 is the start of Secondary Education.
In Key Stage 4, the students start their General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE), Years 10 and 11.
In Key Stage 5, the students start their A-level or BTEC Diploma courses.
|3 - 4||Foundation Stage 1||Early Years Foundation Stage|
|4 - 5||Foundation Stage 2||Early Years Foundation Stage|
|5 - 6||Year 1||KS1|
|6 - 7||Year 2||KS1|
|7 - 8||Year 3||KS2|
|8 - 9||Year 4||KS2|
|9 - 10||Year 5||KS2|
|10 - 11||Year 6||KS2|
|11 - 12||Year 7||KS3|
|12 - 13||Year 8||KS3|
|13 - 14||Year 9||KS3|
|14 - 15||Year 10||KS4 (IGCSE)|
|15 - 16||Year 11||KS4 (IGCSE)|
|16 - 17||Year 12||KS5 (A-level / BTEC)|
|17 - 18||Year 13||KS5 (A-level / BTEC)|