School curriculum

The national curriculum, early years, key stages 1 to 5, GCSEs and AS and A levels, tests, exams and assessments.


  1. Find a regulated qualification

    Check if a qualification is regulated and what level it is on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF)

  2. Check if an awarding body is recognised

    How to check if the organisation giving you an award is registered and accredited by the exams regulator

  3. Phonics self-assessment form: Sound Discovery

    Information about the Sound Discovery programme and how it fulfils the department’s core criteria.

  1. ISSP primary curriculum project application form

    Application form for schools to propose new independent/state school partnerships (ISSPs) for specific subject teaching at primary level.

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Guidance and regulation

  1. Early years foundation stage statutory framework (EYFS)
  2. Key stage 2 tests: 2017 mathematics test materials
  3. The national curriculum

    The English national curriculum means children in different schools (at primary and secondary level) study the same subjects to similar standards - it's split into key stages with tests

  1. Early years foundation stage

    The early years foundation stage (EYFS) sets standards for the learning, development and care of children from birth to 5

    • Answer
  2. What qualification levels mean

    Find the difficulty level of a qualification and compare qualifications across different countries.

    • Guide
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News and communications

  1. Let's have a successful exam series

    • Ofqual
    • Correspondence
  2. GCSE computer science assessment arrangements

    • Ofqual
    • News story
  3. Perceptions of qualifications in England: wave 16

    • Ofqual
    • News story
  4. STA assessment update: 17 April 2018

    • Standards and Testing Agency
    • Correspondence
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Policy and engagement

  1. Assessment arrangements for GCSE computer science
  2. Consultation: teacher involvement in the development of confidential assessment materials
  3. Regulating national assessments
  1. Regulating Advanced Extension Awards

    • Ofqual
    • Closed consultation
    • Date closed 07 March 2018
  2. Changes to teaching of sex and relationship education, and PSHE

    • Department for Education
    • Closed consultation
    • Date closed 12 February 2018
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