key stages education
key stages education
Our Pre-Prep Key Stage takes play based learning on to the next level and adds some more structure to the way our children learn. From here they move into the Prep Key Stage which is where more complex topics are introduced to our children, provided by specialist teachers in most subjects.
At Kingscourt Private School our pupils are split into three separate Key Stages. Our youngest children join us shortly after their third birthday and go straight into our Nursery classes. Here they partake in structured, play based learning to give them a solid foundation when they move up to Pre-Prep.
Key Stage (KS5)
Age 16–18. Y12–13. Sixth form secondary, FE college A-Levels, AS-Levels, NVQs, Diplomas
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.
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 complete framework and individual versions of the curriculum for primary and secondary Key Stages are available here:
Please download a copy of the Key Stage Progression Table HERE.
Students will be allocated two Foreign Languages from French, German, Russian and Spanish.
Options for this Key Stage
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.
This consists of: English, Mathematics, Science, ICT, DT, History, Geography, Art, Music and PE (with Forest School in Year 1).
Key Stage One – Years 1 and 2
All pupils, depending upon their needs and capabilities, follow a structured programme of:
Special attention is given to handwriting and spelling. In addition to their basic subject work all pupils are offered a full range of activities and teaching with the EYFS/National Curriculum framework based around themes and topics.
Learn more about what each key stage has to offer, request a prospectus now.
As Hertford’s only co-educational independent school for ages 2-11, Duncombe Private School offers structured learning in a happy and nurturing environment, where every child feels valued, secure and part of a community. We provide an educational journey for children that starts at Duncombe Treetops Pre-School, continues through Reception and Lower School, before concluding in the Upper School – with each stage structured for continued growth and preparation for secondary school.
The next step on the Breaside educational journey is our Infant, or lower school. The curriculum in lower school is more structured than in Early Years. However, there is still an emphasis on fun and personal expression.
At Breaside our Key Stages take children from the age of 2½ years old, through to 11. The youngest children here attend our Early Years (Nursery), where learning is play-based and gives them a gentle introduction to education.