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Your Child and the National Curriculum [microform] : A Parent's Guide to What Is Taught in Schools
Bib ID 5554533
Format BookBook, MicroformMicroform, OnlineOnline
Author
Department of Education and Science, London (England)
 
Online Versions
Description [Washington, D.C.] : Distributed by ERIC Clearinghouse, 1991 
17 p. 
Summary

Designed for parents with children in the British school system, this booklet describes the National Curriculum, which sets out what children should know, understand, and be able to do at each stage of their education from the ages of 5 to 16. Under the National Curriculum, children will be taught what they really need to know, and students and teachers will be given definite national targets to aim for in the most important subjects, thereby raising standards. Teachers will check a child's progress against national tests at ages 7, 11, 14, and 16. Schools will provide parents with an annual report on their child's progress, showing how the child is progressing in the National Curriculum and other subjects. The curriculum will cover the content areas of technology, history, geography, modern foreign languages, art, music, and physical education, and the three core areas of English, mathematics, and science. (In Wales, Welsh is also part of the curriculum). There are brief explanations of the ways in which the National Curriculum focuses on the learning of basic skills during primary education and the ways in which the curriculum changes when students enter secondary education to allow students more choices in regard to the courses they take. Basic information about course offerings, tests, and awards at the primary and secondary levels is provided. The booklet concludes with a brief listing of other sources of information. (HOD)

Notes

Parents.

May also be available online. Address as at 14/8/18: https://eric.ed.gov/

Reproduction Microfiche. [Washington D.C.]: ERIC Clearinghouse microfiches : positive. 
Subjects Academic Achievement.  |  Academic Standards.  |  Basic Skills.  |  British National Curriculum.  |  Curriculum Design.  |  Elementary School Curriculum.  |  Elementary Secondary Education.  |  Foreign Countries.  |  Parent Materials.  |  Secondary School Curriculum.  |  England Wales
Form/genre Guides, Non-Classroom.
Other authors/contributors Department of Education and Science, London (England)
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