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National curriculum

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

The national curriculum sets out the programmes of study and attainment targets for all subjects at all 4 key stages.

All local-authority-maintained schools in England must teach these programmes of study.

The majority of this national curriculum was introduced in September 2014. The exceptions are English, mathematics and science.

English and mathematics came into force for pupils in years 2, 6 and 10 in September 2015, and will apply to pupils in year 11 from September 2016.

The science curriculum will come into force for year 10 pupils in September 2016, and year 11 pupils in September 2017.

See the National Archives website for information about the pre-2014 primary and secondary curriculums.

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