Guidance English: guidance for Key Stages 2 and 3

The requirements for English at Key Stages 2, 3 and 4 are set out in ‘English in the national curriculum for Wales’.


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This document contains the programmes of study for each key stage, together with attainment targets and level descriptions.

Subject guidance

‘English: guidance for Key Stages 2 and 3’ provides key messages about teaching, learning and progression in English. The material includes profiles of learners’ work at Key Stages 2 and 3, which exemplify the standards set out in the level descriptions and illustrate how to use level descriptions to make best-fit judgements at the end of the key stage.

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