Policy paper

2010 to 2015 government policy: school and college qualifications and curriculum

What we’re doing to make education more relevant to life after school.

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

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This policy paper shows the policy of the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government.

Find out about the current government’s policies.

Published 22 April 2013
Last updated 8 May 2015 + show all updates
  1. Policy document from the 2010 to 2015 government preserved in a different format for reference
  2. Added details of the changes we are introducing to GCSEs in: art and design, computer science, dance, music, PE, citizenship studies, drama, food preparation and nutrition and religious education.
  3. Added details of the changes we are introducing to A and AS levels in: ancient and modern foreign languages, geography, mathematics, further mathematics, dance, music, PE, drama and theatre and religious studies.
  4. Updated the 'background' section to include more details about the reformed GCSEs, A levels and AS levels that will be taught in schools from September 2016.
  5. Added information about the consultation on GCSE and A level reform we launched on 16 July 2014.
  6. Updated information about the GCSE and A level reforms.
  7. Updated 'GCSE reform' page with more detail about the changes we are introducing to GCSEs, including information on the mathematics, English language and English literature GCSEs that will be available for teaching from September 2015.
  8. Added details of the new national curriculum to be taught from September 2014.
  9. Added information about the consultation on changing national curriculum assessments to improve the way we measure pupils’ progress through primary school (launched on 17 July).
  10. Details of the consultation of 8 July 2013 on the latest draft of the national curriculum have been added.
  11. First published.