General Curriculum information
This unit of the website aims to offer you background information on the curriculum.While it is aimed particularly at trainee teachers and NQTs, it is hoped that the information will also be of use to experienced teachers, and even heads of department, looking to embark on new courses.
The changes that are being planned in the 14–19 curriculum are likely to have a big impact on teachers. Courses are changing, and the system itself is evolving in new directions.
Economic need rather than culture is gradually becoming the dominant factor in 14–19 education. This is requiring a different curriculum, one which will become more apparent to teachers over the next ten years in both scale and concept. The debate over the future of A levels and GCSEs, and their relevance to economic needs, continues. The articles which can be downloaded from the column on the right offer reflections on these issues.
The links on the left lead to curriculum information on individual subject areas.