Curriculum Review

Education and Skills written question – answered on 27th March 2007.

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Photo of Nick Gibb Nick Gibb Shadow Minister (Education) (Schools)

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what terms of reference were set by his Department for the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority in relation to the secondary curriculum review.

Photo of Jim Knight Jim Knight Minister of State (Schools and 14-19 Learners), Department for Education and Skills, Minister of State (Education and Skills) (Schools and 14-19 Learners)

The Qualifications and Curriculum Authority was asked to undertake a review of the key stage 3 curriculum to enable schools to have the flexibility to meet better students' individual needs and strengths. It was asked to review the content of all core and foundation subjects and to focus in particular on those subjects that were content heavy, namely history, geography, science, design and technology, citizenship and the non-statutory framework for personal, social and health education. QCA was also asked to consider the implications on key stage 3 English, mathematics and ICT of the review of these subjects at key stage 4, including the definition of functional skills.

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