Primary curriculum, key stage 1

Teaching and assessing the primary curriculum at key stage 1, primary school performance data, phonics.

Services

  1. Phonics self-assessment form: Sound Discovery

    Information about the Sound Discovery programme and how it fulfils the department’s core criteria.

  2. ISSP primary curriculum project application form

    Application form for schools to propose new independent/state school partnerships (ISSPs) for specific subject teaching at primary level.

Guidance and regulation

  1. Scaled scores at key stage 1
  2. Key stage 1 and key stage 2 test dates
  3. Reporting to parents at the end of key stages 1 and 2
  1. National curriculum in England: primary curriculum

    • Statutory guidance
    • Department for Education
  2. Early years foundation stage profile: 2018 handbook

    • Guidance
    • Standards and Testing Agency
See all guidance and regulation

News and communications

  1. STA assessment update: 10 July 2018

    • Standards and Testing Agency
    • Correspondence
  2. STA assessment update: 3 July 2018

    • Standards and Testing Agency
    • Correspondence
  3. STA assessment update: 26 June 2018

    • Standards and Testing Agency
    • Correspondence
  4. Pilot launched to boost early language skills and cut teacher workload

    • Department for Education
    • News story
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Policy and engagement

  1. Regulating national assessments
  2. Primary school pupil assessment: Rochford Review recommendations
  1. Primary pupil assessment: Rochford Review impact assessment

    • Department for Education
    • Impact assessment
  2. Rochford Review: final report

    • Standards and Testing Agency
    • Independent report
  3. Rochford Review: interim recommendations

    • Standards and Testing Agency
    • Independent report
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Transparency

  1. Phonics screening check and key stage 1 assessments: England 2017

    • Department for Education and Standards and Testing Agency
    • National statistics
  2. Phonics screening check and key stage 1 assessments: England 2016

    • Department for Education
    • National statistics
  3. National curriculum test handbook: 2016 and 2017

    • Standards and Testing Agency
    • Research
  4. Phonics screening pilot at year 3

    • Department for Education and Standards and Testing Agency
    • Transparency
  5. 2015 Maladministration report

    • Standards and Testing Agency
    • Research
See all transparency