Statutory guidance

National curriculum in England: secondary curriculum

The national curriculum secondary programmes of study and attainment targets for key stages 3 and 4.



This is the statutory secondary national curriculum, including programmes of study and attainment targets for all subjects at key stages 3 and 4, except key stage 4 English, mathematics and science, which will follow after a public consultation on their draft programmes of study.

These are to be taught in all maintained secondary schools in England from September 2014.

The individual programmes of study for key stages 3 and 4 are also available for each subject:

Further information about the current secondary curriculum is available on the National Archives.

Schools are not required by law to teach the example content in [square brackets] or the content indicated as being ‘non-statutory’.

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