National Curriculum

The national curriculum is a set of subjects and standards used by primary and secondary schools so children learn the same things. It covers what subjects are taught and the standards children should reach in each subject.

Other types of school like academies and private schoolsdon’t have to follow the national curriculum. Academies must teach a broad and balanced curriculum including English, maths and science. They must also teach religious education.

Curriculum Subjects

The national curriculum is a set of subjects and standards used by primary and secondary schools so children learn the same things. It covers what subjects are taught and the standards children should reach in each subject.

Other types of school like academies and private schoolsdon’t have to follow the national curriculum. Academies must teach a broad and balanced curriculum including English, maths and science. They must also teach religious education.

For more information go to:

 https://www.gov.uk/national-curriculum



Compulsory Subjects:

These subjects have to be taught in all schools:

  • English
  • maths
  • science
  • design and technology
  • history
  • geography
  • art and design
  • music
  • physical education (PE)
  • information and communication technology (ICT)

 Schools can develop their own ICT curricula or follow the programmes of study.

 Schools often also teach:

  • personal, social and health education (PSHE)
  • citizenship
  • modern foreign languages

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