Which year group should I apply for? Find out here:
The English National Curriculum is organised into blocks of years starting with the Early Years Foundation Stage, which caters to students aged 3 - 5. The students then move into ‘Key Stages’ (KS).
KS 1 and 2 are referred to as Primary Education, while KS 3 is the start of Secondary School.
KS 4, is the start of the International General Certificate of Secondary Education (I/GCSE), Years 10 and 11.
KS 5 or Sixth Form, is when the students start their A-Level or BTEC Diploma courses, Years 12 and 13.
Your child must have turned the age to enter the appropriate year group before 1 September of each year.
1.The MoE&HE Guidelines state that all students must complete a full academic school year before they can move to the next year group. If your child has not completed part of a school year, they may have to repeat the year, irrespective of their age.
2. Students cannot be more than two years older than the year group age they are applying to join.
3. If you are moving from a different curriculum to the ENC, please check the MOE Guidelines below as to the equivalency of your child's curriculum to the English National Curriculum, e.g. Scotland Prim. 2 = ENC Year 1, whereas US Grade 1 = ENC Year 2.
Further information on this can be found on the MoE&HE Guidelines, read more here.
|3 - 4||Foundation Stage 1||Early Years Foundation Stage|
|4 - 5||Foundation Stage 2||Early Years Foundation Stage|
|5 - 6||Year 1||Key Stage 1|
|6 - 7||Year 2||Key Stage 1|
|7 - 8||Year 3||Key Stage 2|
|8 - 9||Year 4||Key Stage 2|
|9 - 10||Year 5||Key Stage 2|
|10 - 11||Year 6||Key Stage 2|
|11 - 12||Year 7||Key Stage 3|
|12 - 13||Year 8||Key Stage 3|
|13 - 14||Year 9||Key Stage 3|
|14 - 15||Year 10||Key Stage 4 (International GCSE)|
|15 - 16||Year 11||Key Stage 4 (International GCSE)|
|16 - 17||Year 12||Sixth Form (A-Level/BTEC)|
|17 - 18||Year 13||Sixth Form (A-Level/BTEC)|