The National Curriculum includes set subjects and standards used by Primary and Secondary Schools so all children learn the same thing. Acadamies and Private schools don't follow the national curriculum. The national curriculum is organised into block years known as key stages. Each year the child's teacher is assessed to measure the child’s progress. Compulsory national curriculum subjects at primary are:
-Art and Design
-P.E and swimming
Some schools also teach:
-PSHE (Personal,Social and Health Educaion)
-Modern foreign languages.
Key Stage 1 - Task and Test
The children are given 40 words to learn and the teacher is to listen to each child say the words. This will see if the child needs extra help with reading. This will be repeated if the child doesn’t do well and repeated in year 2. Reading, writing, speaking and listening, maths and science. Key Stage 2 Test
-English grammar, punctuation and spelling
- Math (Mental arithmetic)
Extra test are given to higher achievers. Reports are given on childrens’ progress in English, Maths and Science to the teachers. Key Stage 3 and 4
Again to follow the national curriculum with 2 extra subjects Religious Education and Sex Education. Key Stage 4
During this stage pupils work towards an National qualification known as GCSE's. The core subjects are:
The Foundation subjects are:
Schools are to offer at least one subject from these areas:
-Design and Technology
-Modern foreign Languages.
Other compulsory subjects children must study: exams may not be taken - Career Education (Year 9 onwards)
- Sex Education (Year 7 onwards)
- Religious Education (RE)
They may not need to take exams on these subjects.
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