Primary curriculum, key stage 2

Teaching and assessing the primary curriculum at key stage 2, primary school performance data.

General information and guidance

  1. 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.

  2. Key stage 2 to 4 English Baccalaureate subject ready reckoners

    Use these documents to calculate English Baccalaureate value added (VA) scores for pupils and for schools.

  3. National curriculum and assessment: information for schools

    Information for schools on changes to the national curriculum from September 2014.

  4. National curriculum in England: primary curriculum

    The national curriculum primary programmes of study and attainment targets for key stages 1 and 2.

  5. National curriculum: video interviews for schools

    Video interviews on the new national curriculum and how it can be taught in schools.

English (key stage 2)

Programme of study and research.

  1. Key stage 2 English grammar, punctuation and spelling test: information for parents

    Outlines what the key stage 2 English grammar, punctuation and spelling tests are, why children must take them and how they will benefit.

Maths (key stage 2)

Programme of study and research.

  1. National curriculum in England: mathematics programmes of study

    The statutory programmes of study and attainment targets for mathematics at key stages 1 to 4.

Programmes of study (key stage 2)

National curriculum framework, attainment targets.

  1. Citizenship programmes of study for key stages 1 and 2

    Guidance about teaching citizenship in England.

  2. National curriculum in England: art and design programmes of study

    The statutory programmes of study and attainment targets for art and design at key stages 1 to 3.

  3. National curriculum in England: computing programmes of study

    The statutory programmes of study and attainment targets for computing at key stages 1 to 4.

  4. National curriculum in England: design and technology programmes of study

    The statutory programmes of study and attainment targets for design and technology at key stages 1 to 3.

  5. National curriculum in England: English programmes of study

    The statutory programmes of study and attainment targets for English at key stages 1 to 4.

  6. National curriculum in England: framework for key stages 1 to 4

    The full national curriculum framework for key stages 1 to 4, including programmes of study and attainment targets.

  7. National curriculum in England: geography programmes of study

    The statutory programmes of study and attainment targets for geography at key stages 1 to 3.

  8. National curriculum in England: history programmes of study

    The statutory programmes of study and attainment targets for history for key stages 1 to 3.

  9. National curriculum in England: languages programmes of study

    The statutory programmes of study and attainment targets for languages at key stages 2 and 3.

  10. National curriculum in England: music programmes of study

    The statutory programmes of study and attainment targets for music at key stages 1 to 3.

  11. National curriculum in England: PE programmes of study

    The statutory programmes of study and attainment targets for physical education (PE) at key stages 1 to 4.

Science (key stage 2)

Programme of study and research.

  1. National curriculum in England: science programmes of study

    The statutory programmes of study and attainment targets for science at key stages 1 to 4.

Tests and assessments (key stage 2)

Key dates, sample and test materials, administration, moderation, assessing and reporting, statistics, frameworks.

  1. 2016 assessment and reporting arrangements: PDF format versions

    PDF format versions of the 2016 assessment and reporting arrangements (ARA)

  2. 2016 key stage 2 English grammar, punctuation and spelling test: sample questions, mark scheme and commentary

    Information to help teachers prepare for the new tests of the new national curriculum.

  3. 2016 key stage 2 English reading test: sample questions, mark scheme and commentary

    Information to help teachers prepare for the new tests of the new national curriculum.

  4. 2016 key stage 2 mathematics test: sample questions, mark scheme and commentary

    Information to help teachers prepare for the new tests of the new national curriculum.

  5. 2016 key stage 2 science sampling test: sample questions, mark scheme and commentary

    Information to help teachers prepare for the new tests of the new national curriculum.

  6. 2016 Key stage 2: assessment and reporting arrangements (ARA)

    Statutory guidance for headteachers and local authority assessment co-ordinators assessing and reporting the KS2 national curriculum.

  7. 2016 national curriculum tests for key stages 1 and 2: information for parents

    Information about the 2016 national curriculum tests (often referred to as SATS)

  8. 2017 national curriculum tests for key stages 1 and 2: information for parents

    Information leaflet and videos about the 2017 national curriculum tests (often referred to as SATs)

  9. Clarification: key stage 1 and 2 teacher assessment and moderation guidance

    Clarification about changes to 2016 key stage 1 and key stage 2 tests, teacher assessments and local authority moderation

  10. Information for parents: Results from the 2016 national curriculum at the end of key stage 2

    Information about the 2016 key stage 2 national curriculum tests and results (often referred to as SATs).

  11. Interim frameworks for teacher assessment at the end of key stage 2 in 2016

    Statutory interim frameworks to support teachers in making an assessment judgement for each pupil at the end of key stage 2 in 2016 only.

  12. Introduction of statutory participation in trialling of national curriculum tests from 2016

    Information about the requirement of selected schools to participate in statutory national curriculum test trials from 2016

  13. Key stage 1 and 2: prepare for the mathematics tests

    Guidance for teachers about how to prepare for the national curriculum mathematics tests.

  14. Key stage 2 English grammar, punctuation and spelling test: information for parents

    Outlines what the key stage 2 English grammar, punctuation and spelling tests are, why children must take them and how they will benefit.

  15. Key stage 2 teacher assessment

    Information for schools about calculating and submitting teacher assessment data.

  16. Key stage 2 teacher assessment data collection: technical specification

    Technical specification for software suppliers, educators and local authorities completing returns for the key stage 2 data collection.

  17. Key stage 2 tests: monitoring visits guidance and form

    Monitoring visits guidance for key stage 2 (KS2) tests, including the monitoring visit form and instructions for completing it.

  18. Key stage 2 tests: standard setting

    Information for schools about the standard setting process for key stage 2 national curriculum tests in 2016.

  19. Key stage 2: English grammar, punctuation and spelling test framework

    Guidance for test developers on the purpose, format, content, cognitive demand and specification for the key stage 2 English grammar, punctuation and spelling test.

  20. Key stage 2: English reading test framework

    Guidance for test developers on the purpose, format, content, cognitive demand and specification for the key stage 2 English reading test.

  21. Key stage 2: mathematics test framework

    Guidance for test developers on the purpose, format, content, cognitive demand and specification for the key stage 2 mathematics test.

  22. Key stage 2: science sampling test framework

    Guidance for test developers on the purpose, format, content, cognitive demand and specification for the key stage 2 science sampling test.

  23. Literacy and numeracy catch-up strategies

    This paper examines catch-up strategies and interventions which are specifically aimed at pupils who are behind in literacy and numeracy.

  24. Maladministration reports

    Reports detailing the range of allegations of maladministration reported to the STA maladministration team.

  25. National curriculum assessments: guidance for local authorities

    Information for local authorities (LAs) supporting schools' key stage 1 and 2 tests and teacher assessment.

  26. National curriculum assessments: key stage 2 tests

    Guidance for headteachers, teachers and test administrators involved in administering the key stage 2 national curriculum tests.

  27. National curriculum assessments: practice materials

    Practice materials for the phonics screening check, key stage 1 and key stage 2 national curriculum tests, including sample papers and past test papers.

  28. NCA tools website

    Information for teachers and local authorities about how to manage NCA tools passwords and users.

  29. Pre-key stage 2: pupils working below the test standard in 2016

    Interim pre-key stage standards to be used by teachers to report a statutory assessment outcome for specified pupils at the end of key stage 2

  30. Primary assessments: information and resources for 2017

    A guide to the main collections for primary assessment on GOV.UK for the 2017 test cycle

  31. Primary school progress measures: information for schools and parents

    Information about primary school progress measures

  32. Regulatory framework for national assessments

    Regulations to make sure national assessment standards are properly set and maintained and the results are used appropriately.

  33. Review of key stage 2 testing, assessment and accountability: progress report

    This progress report outlines the evidence and ranges of opinion on key stage 2 testing, but does not include any recommendations.