On 7 February 2013 the Secretary of State for Education announced a public consultation on the draft National Curriculum which closed on 16 April 2013. The consultation also sought views on proposals to disapply aspects of the current National Curriculum from September 2013, so as to give schools greater flexibility as they prepare to teach the new one, and on plans to replace the existing ICT curriculum with a new computing curriculum.
In addition, the Secretary of State stated the decision to retain all of the existing subjects in the National Curriculum at the same key stages as now, and confirmed the Government’s intention to add the teaching of languages at Key Stage 2. A final version of the new National Curriculum will be available in autumn 2013 for first teaching in schools from September 2014.
A one-month consultation has now been launched on draft legislation which seeks to change the name of ICT to computing and disapply certain aspects of the current national curriculum from September 2013.
Background information on the review, including details of previous publications, can be found in the Review of the National Curriculum section.
Information on a 1 month consultation which seeks to change the subject name of ICT to computing and disapply certain aspects of the current national curriculum from September 2013.
General article 03 May 2013
Download the draft national curriculum framework document or the programmes of study by subject.
Multi-page article 03 May 2013
Drafts of Key Stage 4 programmes of study for English, mathematics and science documents have been published for information.
General article 19 February 2013
A summary of the responses to the consultation on which languages will be taught at Key Stage 2 in the 2014 National Curriculum.
General article 07 February 2013