Consultation outcome

National curriculum: draft regulations - KS4 core subjects

This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

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Detail of outcome

Summary of consultation responses, the main reforms and the government’s response outlining the next steps to be taken.

Programmes of study for English and mathematics, for teaching in all maintained schools in England from September 2015, were published on 16 July 2014.

An equality impact assessment of these changes is also available.

Original consultation


We are seeking views on the draft order and regulations on key stage 4 core subjects that form part the national curriculum in England.

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Consultation description

We are consulting on the draft order and regulations covering the new programmes of study for English and mathematics at key stage 4, which will take effect in September 2015.

The order and regulations:

  • make schools teach the new programmes of study for key stage 4 English and maths from September 2015
  • extend the period in which schools do not have to follow the national curriculum in key stage 4 science, to cover the 2015 to 2016 academic year

A consultation on the content of the key stage 4 programmes of study for English and maths was run in December 2013 and the government response is now available.


Published 14 May 2014
Last updated 16 July 2014 + show all updates
  1. Published government response.
  2. First published.