Key Stages

Key Stages (KS) are simply groups of school years as shown on the table below:

 
Key Stages (KS)AgesDurationSchool years (Y)Final exams
03-52 years (1 compulsory)Nursery, Reception
15-72 years1-2
27-114 years3-6
311-143 years7-9
414-162 years10-11
516-182 years12-13