National Curriculum Age & Years

 

The following table gives an overview of education from early years to college.

 

​AgeYear​Key Stage​​Assessment
​2 - 4Nursery​​EYFS-​
​​4 - 5​Reception​EYFS​Teacher assessment - EYFS profile
​5 - 6​Primary Year 1​KS1Teacher assessment & Phonics Screening Check​
​6 - 7​Primary Year 2​KS1​National curriculum tests in English reading, mathematics and English grammar, punctuation and spelling
​7 - 8​Primary Year 3​KS2​Teacher assessment
​8 - 9​Primary Year 4​KS2​Teacher assessment
​9 - 10​Primary Year 5​KS2​Teacher assessment
10 - 11​​Primary Year 6​KS2​National curriculum tests in English reading, mathematics and English grammar, punctuation and spelling
​11 - 12​Secondary Year 7​KS3​Teacher assessment
​12 - 13​Secondary Year 8​KS3​Teacher assessment
​13 - 14​Secondary Year 9​KS3​Teacher assessment
​14 - 15​Secondary Year 10​KS4​GCSE exams (slowly phasing out from academic year 2016-17)
​15 - 16​Secondary Year 11​KS4GCSEs or other national qualifications
​16 - 17​College Year 12​KS5AS exams​
​17 - 18​College Year 13​KS5​A level exams