Key stage 3 covers secondary school to the end of Year 9 in most schools. Children are making the transition to becoming teenagers and by the end of Year 8 or 9 they will start making decisions which will influence later career opportunities.
Where is key stage 3 available?
Key stage 3 is available in all secondary schools except for Hautlieu and Highlands College.
List of secondary schools
What is studied at key stage 3?
The Jersey curriculum sets out the statutory learning programme that schools must follow to provide all pupils with a broad and balanced education. The Jersey curriculum sets out for each subject what pupils should be taught (programmes of study) and the expected standards of performance.
The key stage 3 curriculum develops pupils' skills and provides the groundwork for success at key stage 4 and GCSEs.
How can I help my child?
Pupils will start to receive much more homework at key stage 3. It is important they have the right environment and encouragement at home to undertake this work effectively.
It is also important to attend parents' evenings to be sure you are aware how your child is coping in secondary school and to know how best to support them.
In Year 8 or 9 pupils will make their choices for GCSEs. Some GCSEs are compulsory but others will be in option groups. It is important that both you and your child consider these choices carefully. Schools will provide the opportunity for information evenings for parents and children.
In Year 9 you and your child may be thinking of a transfer to Hautlieu. Further information about the school be found on Hautlieu's website.
Applying for a school
Hautlieu School website