UK (Key Stage 3)

  • Introduction

Key Stage 3 (KS3) is a part of the national curriculum followed in the UK. The term is used for the first 3 years of secondary education maintained in schools and are also normally known as Year 7, Year 8, and Year 9.

  • How many years is the program?

Key stage 3 is a three-year programme starting from Year 7 – Year 9.

  • Which age groups and years is it for?

The age group of students for key stage 2 is 11-14 years.

  • Which subjects are offered?

Compulsory national curriculum subjects are:

  • English
  • Maths
  • Science
  • History
  • Geography
  • Modern Foreign Languages
  • Design and Technology
  • Art and Design
  • Music
  • Physical Education
  • Citizenship
  • Computing

Religious education is also a subject on the National Curriculum and all state maintained schools have to teach it. Lessons should cover a range of religions, not just one.
All secondary pupils in local authority-maintained schools must also be taught sex and relationship education.

  • What is the grading system and how are the students assessed? 

Students are required to take part in National Curriculum assessments when they reach the end of the KS3 programme of study, typically aged 14. Students’ attainment is assessed in relation to the national curriculum programmes of study and pupils are awarded grades on the national curriculum scale to reflect their attainment.

Teacher assessments at KS3 are made in the core subjects of English, Mathematics and Science and also in the non-core subjects, such as Geography, Art and Music.


  • Key features and highlights of the curriculum 

Focused on the quality of teaching and learning across schools in order to ensure all students have access to great learning. Students are continuously assessed throughout years 7 – 9 in order to ensure they have gained the required knowledge and skills. If students try hard in every aspect of their work, success invariably comes their way.
Where students are performing below expectations, support is put in place to help them get back on track; this will often involve contacting parents to discuss the concerns identified, extra classes etc.

  • How do we help students?

Our online classroom spans across the globe. At Uplift we make e-tuition accessible. All our online tuition plans are personalized to our students enrolled with us. We are an international tuition agency.

We at Uplift academy offer result focused, online tuition by teachers who have the

experience and expertise in international curriculums. During these tuitions online for the national curriculum, teachers not only explain the concept but also provide an array of practice tests, conduct oral quizzes and provide guidance.

Our curated collection of courses help students of all ages excel further academically by

placing learning at the center of their strategies.

The talented and trained online tutors help troubleshoot the students’ difficulties effortlessly while also focusing on the core subjects for their final Key Stage 3 assessments. With their extensive expertise and training, our teachers provide unique and personalized resources, assistance with school homework and extra tasks as well.

We recognize that all learners do not learn the same way or have the same strengths, so we use pedagogy which is customised to the child’s strengths and learning style. Our aim is to conduct sessions for online education which are interactive and engaging.

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