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National curriculum

The national curriculum for England to be taught in all maintained primary and secondary schools from September 2014.

The curriculum contains the programmes of study and attainment targets for all subjects, at all key stages, except key stage 4 English, mathematics and science, which will follow after a public consultation on the draft programmes of study.

Teachers should note that in the 2014 to 2015 academic year, pupils in years 2 and 6 should be taught the current programmes of study in English, mathematics and science. These pupils will sit the current key stage 1 and 2 tests respectively. New tests will be available from 2016.

Further information about the current primary and secondary curriculums is available on the National Archives.

Curriculum by key stages

The complete framework and individual versions of the curriculum for primary and secondary key stages.

  1. National curriculum in England: framework for key stages 1 to 4

    • 11 September 2013
    • Statutory guidance
  2. National curriculum in England: primary curriculum

    • 11 September 2013
    • Statutory guidance
  3. National curriculum in England: secondary curriculum

    • 11 September 2013
    • Statutory guidance

Programmes of study by subject

Individual programmes of study and attainment targets for key stages 1 to 4.

  1. National curriculum in England: English programmes of study

    • 11 September 2013
    • Statutory guidance
  2. National curriculum in England: mathematics programmes of study

    • 11 September 2013
    • Statutory guidance
  3. National curriculum in England: science programmes of study

    • 11 September 2013
    • Statutory guidance
  4. National curriculum in England: art and design programmes of study

    • 11 September 2013
    • Statutory guidance
  5. National curriculum in England: citizenship programmes of study

    • 11 September 2013
    • Statutory guidance
  6. National curriculum in England: computing programmes of study

    • 11 September 2013
    • Statutory guidance
  7. National curriculum in England: design and technology programmes of study

    • 11 September 2013
    • Statutory guidance
  8. National curriculum in England: geography programmes of study

    • 11 September 2013
    • Statutory guidance
  9. National curriculum in England: history programmes of study

    • 11 September 2013
    • Statutory guidance
  10. National curriculum in England: languages programmes of study

    • 11 September 2013
    • Statutory guidance
  11. National curriculum in England: music programmes of study

    • 11 September 2013
    • Statutory guidance
  12. National curriculum in England: physical education programmes of study

    • 11 September 2013
    • Statutory guidance

Other curriculum subjects

  1. Personal, social, health and economic education (PSHE)

    • 11 September 2013
    • Guidance
  2. Religious education in English schools

    • 1 February 2010
    • Guidance

Curriculum changes: information for schools

Information to keep schools updated on changes to the national curriculum.

  1. National curriculum and assessment: information for schools

    • 21 March 2014
    • Guidance
  2. National curriculum: video interviews for schools

    • 28 February 2014
    • Promotional material

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