Curriculum Subjects
pencils The National Curriculum is a set of subjects and standards used by schools to ensure that children learn the same things. It covers what subjects are taught and the standards children should reach in each subject. An effective National Curriculum gives teachers, pupils, parents, employers and the wider community a clear and shared understanding of the skills and knowledge that young people will gain at school.
English icon English: English has a pre-eminent place in education and in society. An education in English will teach pupils to speak and write fluently so that they can communicate their ideas and emotions to others, and through their reading and listening, others can communicate with them... more
Maths icon Maths: Mathematics is a creative and highly interconnected discipline that has developed over centuries and provides the solution to some of history’s most intriguing questions. It is essential to everyday life, critical to science, technology and engineering... more
Science icon Science: An education in science provides the foundations for understanding the world through the specific disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics. Science has changed our lives and is vital to the world’s future prosperity... more
History icon History: An education in history helps pupils gain a coherent knowledge and understanding of Britain’s past and that of the wider world. It will inspire pupils’ curiosity to know more about the past and equip pupils to ask perceptive questions... more
Geography icon Geography: An education in geography instils in pupils a curiosity and fascination about the world and its people. Learning geography equips pupils with knowledge about diverse places, people, resources and natural and human environments... more
Design & Technology icon Design & Technology: Design and technology is an inspiring, rigorous and practical subject. Using creativity and imagination, pupils design and make products that solve real and relevant problems within a variety of contexts. They acquire a broad range of subject knowledge... more
Computing icon Computing: A computing education equips pupils to develop computational thinking and creativity to understand and change the world. Computing has deep links with mathematics, science and design and technology, and provides insights into both natural and artificial systems... more
Music icon Music: Music is a universal language that embodies one of the highest forms of creativity. A music education will engage and inspire pupils to develop a love of music and their talent as musicians, and so increase their self-confidence, creativity and sense of achievement... more
Art & Design icon Art & Design: Art, craft and design embody some of the highest forms of human creativity. An education in art and design will engage, inspire and challenge pupils, equipping them with the knowledge and skills to experiment, invent and create their own works of art... more
Physical Education icon Physical Education: Physical education inspires all pupils to succeed and excel in competitive sport and other physically demanding activities. It will provide opportunities for pupils to become physically confident in a way which supports their health and fitness... more
Languages icon Languages: Learning a foreign language is a liberation from insularity and provides an opening to other cultures. An education in languages education will foster pupils’ curiosity and deepen their understanding of the world... more
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