The National Curriculum
The National Curriculum lies at the heart of government policies to raise standards. It sets out a clear, full and statutory entitlement to learning for all pupils. It determines the content of what will be taught, and sets attainment targets for learning. It also determines how performance will be assessed and reported. The focus of this National Curriculum is to ensure that pupils develop from an early age the essential literacy and numeracy skills they need to learn. More...
The National Curriculum Handbooks
The two handbooks in this series are essential reading for all primary and secondary teachers in England. They set out the legal requirements of the National Curriculum for pupils and provide information to help teachers implement the Curriculum in their school. The format of the handbooks is based on the style of a working document/resource pack and includes programmes of study and attainment target levels.
'The National Curriculum - Statutory Requirements for Key Stages 3 and 4 (2007)' for first teaching September 2008, QCA/07/3254 (ISBN 1858389801), was published 3 September 2007 and is available to order: call +44 (0)300 303 3015 or order on the STA Orderline.
'The National Curriculum Handbook for Secondary Teachers in England - Key Stages 3 and 4 (2005)', (ISBN 1858385903) is no longer available. 'The National Curriculum Handbook for Primary Teachers in England - Key Stages 1 and 2' (ISBN 0113700660) remains current and valid.