Key Stage 2 is the legal term for the four years of schooling in maintained schools in England and Wales normally known as Year 3, Year 4, Year 5 and Year 6, when pupils are aged between 7 and 11. In Key Stage 2 pupils are taught national curriculum subjects. These are:
- Design and technology
- Art and design
- Physical Education (PE), including swimming
- Personal, Social, Health and Citizenship education (PSHE)
- RSE – Relationships Education
- Modern Foreign Languages (Spanish in Years 3-6)
- Religious Education
Tests and assessments
Pupils are tested formally at the end of Key Stage 2 (Year 6).
Key Stage 2 tests cover:
- English reading
- English grammar, punctuation and spelling
- Maths (including mental arithmetic and reasoning)
The tests are taken in mid-May and last under 5.5 hours in total. You’ll get the results in July.
Your child’s test results will be recorded in their final annual report along with teacher assessments. Teacher assessments are based on your child’s work throughout the year.