Know the Structure from Early Years to Post Compulsory Education

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Assignment 1 Question 1a Know the structure from early years to post-compulsory education. Summarise entitlement and provision for early year’s education There are many key stages that a child will go through in their school life, from early years to post-compulsory education. Starting with the Early Years Foundation Stage(EYFS) framework. As part of the Every Child Matters agenda and the Childcare Act 2006,all 3 to 4 year olds in England can receive free part-time early years education of up to 15 hours per week, for 38 weeks out of the year. Government funds ensures that every child receives up to 2 years of free education, before reaching school age. This early year provision in school supports very young children and is based on the concept of learning through play rather than formal education, as play has shown to be an important part for children’s early learning. Under the National Curriculum there are 4 Key Stages to education, starting with Foundation.The curriculum for Solihull(EYFS) 2012 includes ‘Understand the world Development’,`Personal,Social and Emotional Development’, ‘Physical Development’, ‘Maths, Literacy, ‘Communication and Language ‘and ‘Expressive Arts and Designs.’ The next Key Stage is Key Stage 1, which includes years 1 and 2(Age 5 and 6 Years), then children would move up to Key Stage 2(Years 3, 4, 5, and 6) for children aged 7 to 11. Children or young people would then move on to secondary education, Key Stage 3 which includes children from the age of 11 to 14 years old. Key Stage 4 includes children from the age of 14 to 16 years old. Post-Compulsory Education is for children age 16 and over, they will either stay in education or College, or seek employment. The Government will require that from 2013, all pupils will stay in some form of education, by the end of 2015,the Coalition Government will want this to rise to the age of
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