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On 7 February 2013, draft programmes of study for all national curriculum subjects in Key Stages 1 to 3, and draft programmes of study for citizenship, computing and PE in Key Stage 4, were published for consultation. This consultation closed on 16 April 2013. You can view and download the national curriculum by subject here.
Draft programmes of study for English, mathematics and science at Key Stage 4 have been published for information only at this stage.
The new national curriculum represents a shift in what we expect pupils and teachers to achieve, particularly in the core subjects of English, mathematics and science at primary level.
This is so that, in the future, all pupils will leave primary school able to progress to more challenging study at secondary school, supporting greater breadth and depth of learning.
For subjects other than English, mathematics and science, we are proposing the introduction of new, shorter programmes of study, focused on the essential knowledge and skills to be taught in each subject. This will give schools more freedom to develop their own curriculums in a way that best meets the needs of their pupils.
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This document sets out the statutory elements of the National Curriculum, as well as the proposed programmes of study. It does not contain the proposed programmes of study for English, mathematics and science at Key Stage 4.
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This list sets out the individuals who have been consulted to inform the development of the draft programmes of study for the new National Curriculum which were published on 7 February 2013.
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Drafts of Key Stage 4 programmes of study for English, mathematics and science documents have been published for information.
Education Secretary Michael Gove gives an oral statement to the House on curriculum, exam and accountability reform.
Information about the consultation on reform of the National Curriculum in England, which is based on the outcomes of the review carried out in January 2011.
Information about the draft programmes of study for subjects in the National Curriculum 2014.
Elizabeth Truss, Minister for Education and Childcare, outlines the Department's thinking on the changes to the curriculum.