The full national curriculum framework for key stages 1 to 4, including programmes of study and attainment targets.
This is the statutory national curriculum framework. It is issued by law; you must follow it unless there’s a good reason not to. The framework includes the programmes of study for all subjects for key stages 1 to 4.
All local authority-maintained schools in England must teach these programmes of study, 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 maths to pupils in year 10 from September 2015, and pupils in year 11 from September 2016
- all local authority-maintained schools in England must teach the new key stage 4 programme of study for science to pupils in year 10 from September 2016, and to all key stage 4 pupils from September 2017
The HTML version covers chapters 1 to 7 of the national curriculum framework document. These set out:
- contextual information about the school curriculum and the statutory national curriculum
- statements on inclusion and the development of pupils’ competence in numeracy and mathematics, language and literacy
Separate individual programmes of study are available for:
- art and design
- design and technology
- physical education