Key Stage 3

Key Stage 3 is the three years of secondary education in maintained schools, covering the 11-14 age range. At the end of this stage students will be selecting the subjects they wish to study in more detail during Key Stage 4 in preparation for the GCSE examination.


Key Stage 4 is the two years of secondary education leading to the GCSE examination, covering up to the age of 16. This is the last two years of secondary school.


Key Stage 5 is the two years covering up to the age of 18 where students study more challenging courses in specific subjects leading to the GCE Advanced Level examination or equivalent. This may take place in the original school or it may be in a specialist college.

Shirt STEM Resources

Online resources to help you develop and refine your Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics skills.

Skills Study Skills

Some suggestions on how your could improve your skills for studying.

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