The National Curriculum
in the UK divides the work to be undertaken into Key Stages, starting
with Key Stage 1 (KS1) covering pupils aged 5 to 7, and ending with
Key Stage 4 (KS4) for pupils aged 14 to 16.
Within each Key
Stage, work is graded by complexity and the ability needed to complete
it. The term used for the different grades is 'Levels'. In Key Stage
4, pupils are expected to be performing between Levels 4 and 10.
To help illustrate
this, these are typical activities at the lower and upper Levels
of Key Stage 4.
4 (Lower Level)
* Identify parts
of a river system including sources, channel, tributaries and mouth.
* Describe how
some earth movements are violent, and explain, in simple terms,
how volcanic craters, cones and lava flows are formed.
10 (Higher Level)
Explain which geomorphic processes were significant in the development
of an area's landforms; which are still operating; and suggest,
with reasoned arguments, the likely effect of those processes in
your ideas and suggestions. Please contact the
maintainer of this site.
can be found at: http://www.geography-site.co.uk
Last update to
this statement was on:
October 27, 2005