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Have your say – National Curriculum consultation

Have your say – National Curriculum consultation

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On 7 February 2013 the Secretary of State for Education announced a public consultation on the draft National Curriculum which will run until 16 April 2013. The consultation also asks for views on proposals to dis-apply aspects of the current National Curriculum from September 2013, so as to give schools greater flexibility as they prepare to teach the new one, and on plans to replace the existing ICT curriculum with a new computing curriculum.

In addition, the Secretary of State stated the decision to retain all of the existing subjects in the National Curriculum at the same key stages as now, and confirmed the Government’s intention to add the teaching of languages at Key Stage 2. A final version of the new National Curriculum will be available in autumn 2013 for first teaching in schools from September 2014.

Background information on the review, including details of previous publications, can be found in the Review of the National Curriculum section.

The Secretary of State also announced on 7 February 2013 changes to GCSEs and a consultation on secondary accountability.


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  • Carol Akotiah
    Posted at 19:06h, 14 March Reply

    1. I’m a school teacher in an inner city school and I have to say that I am dismayed by the new National Curriculum. The new history topics for primary school are shocking. It is very British based and does not take into account the variety of cultures in this country. What about world war 1 and 2? This would include contributions made by the British colonies worldwide. What about topics relating to black and Asian students?
    Looking at maths. Lots of children have always found division difficult and often chunking offers a way in because it breaks numbers down and children can use their knowledge of multiplication. It is often the top children that can use a shorter method.
    In year 6 way do children have to understand the figure of 10 million. Maths is suppose to be about real life. My children have not got millions in the bank.
    I could go on and on. This government does live in my world. Very out of touch. This is not Eton!!!

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