Key Stage Three
Key Stage 3 is the first three years of secondary education. It ends with the Nationwide SATs examinations that are an important precursor to the GCSE’s. These grades are used as indicators to the grade quality of a pupil. Therefore, this penultimate stage in a child’s secondary education is structured around achieving a more academic quality to knowledge. This culminates towards more successful GCSE grades, and hopefully, higher educational aspirations.