*Key skills (no longer available)
A suite of six national qualifications: Application of Number, Communication, Information and Communication Technology, Working with Others, Improving Own Learning and Performance and Problem Solving at levels 1, 2, 3 and 4 of the National Qualifications Framework (NQF).

Key stages
The national curriculum is organised on the basis of five key stages. The key stages apply to pupils in the following age ranges: foundation stage: under-5s; stage 1: 5-7; stage 2: 7-11; stage 3: 11-14; and stage 4: 14-16.

Key Time (for CAIE)
A time, defined by the location and country of a Centre, stipulated by Cambridge, when all candidates taking timetabled exams must either be in an exam or under Full Centre Supervision. The Key Time will always be expressed as GMT/UTC.