Parents A to Z

Confused about the acronyms that are used by the academy? This A to Z explains all of the commonly used acronyms

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KS3

Key Stage 3 refers to students following National Curriculum Subjects prior to the onset of GCSE / BTEC.

KS4

Key Stage 4 refers to students following GCSE / BTEC / V Cert courses. Students begin KS4 in Year 9 for Maths, English and Science. For all other subjects, KS4 starts in Year 10 after the options process.

KS5

Key Stage 5 refers to students following A Level and BTEC courses usually in our Sixth Form although some KS4 age students will access courses at this level too.