We will now be looking into what it's like to work as a Teaching Assistant in Key Stage 2. As you can expect Key Stage is after Key Stage 1 and ranges from the ages of the pupils being age 7 – 11 years old. This means you will be teaching students in years 3,4,5 and 6.
What You Can Expect!
Similar to Key Stage 1, you will be covering the same topic;
- Design and Technology
- Art and Design
- Physical Education, Including Swimming
- Ancient and modern foreign languages
- Religious Studies
With the core students still being English, Maths and Science.
How you will be Teaching
As we know Key Stage 1 is all about laying the foundation for the pupils and the beginning of their education journey, but as they move on to Key Stage 2, you will really be helping the pupil set the tone for the remaining of their schooling lives. Helping your pupils have a solid start at this stage will mean they are in a great position to do great things – one where they will grow each year.
In comparison to the exams they will take in Key Stage 1, that only really affect the school’s reputations, Key Stage 2 exams (SATs) scores will affect the pupil directly. All pupils will be tested on:
- English punctuation, spelling and grammar
- English reading
- Maths – 3 papers taken over 2 days
All pupils are rated against a score of 100, this being the expected standard for the students. If a student achieves higher than they are overachieving, lower they have not yet managed to reach the expected standard.
These scores will be sent across into Year 7, secondary school, and used to set the students into groups of the core subjects. Some secondary may do their own test or a combination of the SATs and their own criteria, known at Year 7 CATS (Cognitive Ability Tests).
Qualifications You’ll Need
If you want to become any Teaching Assistant, qualifications are vital in getting you self-noticed in the industry. Another massive thing that will help you get into the Teaching industry is experience! So, if you want to become an assistant for Key Stage 1 or an assistant of any year, The Training Room can help. You can achieve a nationally recognised qualification with the addition of a work placement. We also offer all our student three years of career support, who has list of corporate partners that want to match you up with the perfect role!
Our Teaching Assistant courses offers you:
- Self-paced learning
- Guaranteed interviews with our corporate employers
- Great working hours
- Work around your own child commitments
- Huge job satisfaction
- Qualify in as little as 12 weeks
- Funding options available
Once the course is completed, you will gain 3 qualifications
, along with a further qualification if you take our Professional course
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