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    No matter what your level, anyone who speaks another language benefits from revising language basics such as punctuation and grammar from time to time.  

    The links on this page are part of the BBC Bitesize series which is aimed at children in English schools. Below are all levels from 5 years old until 16 years old for you to take a look at. English schools have "Key Stages/KS" from 1 until 3: 


    • KS1 and KS2 are aimed at children in UK Primary Schools - this will cover the basics of English.
    • KS3 is aimed at children in UK Secondary schools - this will cover English at a more intermediate level. 
    • GCSE is aimed at children who are about to sit their GCSE exams which UK children take at the end of their Secondary School education - this will cover English at a much higher level. 


    KS1 English: https://www.bbc.co.uk/education/subjects/zgkw2hv 
    Key Stage 1 is a phase of primary education for pupils aged 5 to 7 in England, or 6 to 8 in Northern Ireland.

    KS2 English: https://www.bbc.co.uk/education/subjects/zv48q6f 
    Key Stage 2 is a phase of primary education for pupils aged 7 to 11 in England and Wales, or 8 to 11 in Northern Ireland.

    KS3 English: https://www.bbc.co.uk/education/subjects/z3kw2hv
    Key Stage 3 is the first three years of secondary school education in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, for pupils aged 11 to 14.
    GCSE English: https://www.bbc.co.uk/education/subjects/zr9d7ty 
    GCSE English Literature: https://www.bbc.co.uk/education/subjects/zckw2hv 
    (As you will not be examined, please just select whichever exam board you would like. None is better than the others, but the topics and content will vary.) 


    For more resources aimed at adults and specifically those learning English as a second language, please take a look at the "BBC Learning English" pages: http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/ 

    Further adult resources can be found at Cambridge English: http://www.cambridgeenglish.org/learning-english/ 

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