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The National Curriculum - Key stage 1 and 2

Compulsory National Curriculum Subjects at primary school are:

  • English
  • Maths
  • Science
  • Design and Technology
  • History
  • Geography
  • Art and Design
  • Music
  • Physical Education (PE), including swimming
  • Computing
  • Personal, Social, Health and Education (PSHE)
  • Modern Foreign Languages (We study Spanish at Kings Academy College Park)

Schools must provide Religious Education (RE). Kings Academy College Park deliver these lessons using the Hampshire Agreed Syllabus Living Difference.


Tests and Assessments

Year 1 Phonics Screening Check

The check will take place in June when your child will read 40 words out loud to a teacher. You’ll find out how your child did, and their teacher will assess whether he or she needs extra help with reading. If your child does not do well enough in the check they’ll have to do it again in Year 2.

Key Stage 1

Key Stage 1 tests cover:

  • English Reading
  • English Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling
  • Maths

Your child will take the tests in May 2022.

You’ll be sent the results of your child’s teacher assessments automatically.

Key Stage 2

Your child will take national tests on Monday 9 May to Thursday 12 May 2022 when they reach the end of Key Stage 2. These test your child’s skills in:

  • English Reading
  • English Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling
  • Maths

The school will send you the results of your child’s tests and teacher assessments.