Greenacre International School, Koh Samui

Education standards

We as a school will teach the National Curriculum of England. It begins with the Early Years Foundation Stage for the youngest children up to the age of 5 (when compulsory schooling begins in the UK) and includes the Reception year.

This 'EYFS' offers a framework that covers the welfare and development of children in seven areas:

  • Personal, Social and Emotional Development
  • Communication and Language
  • Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Physical Development
  • Understanding the World
  • Expressive arts and design

The National Curriculum sets out programmes of study and attainment targets for all subjects in all key stages.

What are the Key Stages we will be teaching?
The National Curriculum is divided into Key Stages that children are taken through during their school life. They will start with early years from the age of three. Targets defined in the National Curriculum are assessed at the end of each Key Stage.

Key Stages in the UK Curriculum

Key StageAgesYear Groups
Early YearsAges 3-5Foundation Stage 1 and 2
Key Stage 1Ages 5-7Years 1 and 2
Key Stage 2Ages 7-11Years 3, 4, 5 and 6
Key Stage 3Ages 11-14Years 7, 8 and 9*
Key Stage 4Ages 14-16Years 10 and 11*
Key Stage 5Ages 16 - 18Years 12 and 13*

We are initially opening for pupils from Foundation Stage 1, through to Year 8 in Key Stage 3.
*We will then expand into Year 9  and beyond, as  illustrated on our Growth Timeline.

Compulsory Subjects
The National Curriculum includes a list of compulsory subjects that all students must be taught.
For Key Stages 1 and 2, these are:

  • English
  • Maths
  • Science
  • Design and technology
  • Information and Communication Technology (ICT)
  • History
  • Geography
  • Art and design
  • A language (KS2 only)
  • Music
  • Physical education


If you would like further details, the full National Curriculum for England can be found on the UK Government website.

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