beginning with "K"

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Key Stage

You might hear this phrase in school - and you might see things like KS2 and KS3 written on documents. A key stage is a set of year groups that you are in at a particular age at school. There are 4 key stages; Key Stage 1 is for 5-7 year olds and Key Stage 4 is for 14-16 year olds. You might hear about Key Stage 5 too, but this is more often referred to as 6th form.


This means a family relationship. Your kin are your relatives (uncle, auntie, granma etc.) Kinship Care means that you can live with a relative and also be supported by the council.