Impact assessment

Programmes of study for KS4 English and maths: equality analysis

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

An analysis of the impact of new key stage 4 programmes of study for English and maths regarding discrimination and equality of opportunity.


This document assesses the impact of new national curriculum programmes of study for English and mathematics for pupils at key stage 4 (KS4).

It considers whether and how the proposed changes to the programmes of study may impact - positively or negatively - in relation to pupils or students in relevant protected characteristics groups.

The relevant protected characteristics are:

  • disability
  • gender reassignment
  • pregnancy and maternity
  • race
  • religion or belief
  • sex
  • sexual orientation