Key Stage 3 (KS3) is the first stage of the Secondary Curriculum
- KS3 is usually taught in Years 7, 8 and 9 (between the ages 11 and 14), but some schools start Key Stage 4 (GCSEs) in Year 9.
- There are no formal tests in KS3, but students will usually take tests set by their own school towards the end of Year 9.
- KS3 forms the foundations for the step up into GCSE.
What subjects are covered at KS3?
All students will be taught these subjects as part of the KS3 National Curriculum:
- Modern Foreign Languages
- Computer Science
- Design and Technology
- Physical Education
- Religious Education
- Art and Design