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National curriculum

The national curriculum for England to be taught in all local authority-maintained schools.

The curriculum contains the programmes of study and attainment targets for all subjects, at all key stages.

All local authority-maintained schools in England must be teaching these programmes of study from September 2014, with the following exceptions:

  • in the 2014 to 2015 academic year, all local authority-maintained schools in England must teach pupils in years 2 and 6 the pre-2014 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
  • all local authority-maintained schools in England must teach key stage 4 programmes of study for English and mathematics in year 10 from September 2015 and year 11 from September 2016
  • all local authority-maintained schools in England must teach the new key stage 4 programme of study for science in year 10 from September 2016, and to all key stage 4 pupils from September 2017

Information about the pre-2014 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

    • Statutory guidance
  2. National curriculum in England: primary curriculum

    • Statutory guidance
  3. National curriculum in England: secondary curriculum

    • 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    • Statutory guidance
  12. National curriculum in England: PE programmes of study

    • Statutory guidance

Other curriculum subjects

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

    • Guidance
  2. Religious education in English schools

    • Guidance

Curriculum interviews

  1. National curriculum: video interviews for schools

    • Promotional material