National Curriculum

A 'curriculum' is a list of content to be taught and learnt - a course of study for schools, colleges and universities. From September 2014, schools in England follow a new National Curriculum - a course of study decided by the Department for Education. Private schools, academies and free schools are exempt: they do not need to follow the requirements.

Below is a brief introduction to the National Curriculum. Download the entire National Curriculum for more detail.