My son's school do the KS3 in two years instead of three. Pupils take the KS3 SATS in year 8 instead of year 9, and then get an extra year to prepare for GCSEs.
I have assumed so far that it was common practice in grammar schools, but have discovered that it may not be the case.
Has anyone else got children in a school , of heard of a school that do the KS3 in two years?
My daughters grammar school does the KS3 Sats in Year 8. She is only in year 7 at the moment and I was worried that it was going to be a year earlier than most schools. However, she has already gone up one leve in english and maths as shown in assessment tests she has done, so I feel a bit more relaxed about it now. The fact that she will have 3 years to prepare for GCSE's is, in my opinion, great.