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The DfE is conducting a review of the primary and secondary National Curriculum.
This site contains the statutory programmes of study for National Curriculum subjects which maintained schools must follow until a new curriculum is in place.

ICT key stage 3

Statutory content

The increasing use of technology in all aspects of society makes confident, creative and productive use of ICT an essential skill for life. ICT capability encompasses not only the mastery of technical skills and techniques, but also the understanding to apply these skills purposefully, safely and responsibly in learning, everyday life and employment. ICT capability is fundamental to participation and engagement in modern society. ICT can be used to find, develop, analyse and present information, as well as to model situations and solve problems.

Programme of study

The statutory programmes of study are an important element of the wider curriculum and establish the core entitlement for all pupils.

A comparison tool allowing teachers to compare elements of the programme of study for different subjects across the National Curriculum.

Following the decision not to proceed with the revised 2009 versions, these level descriptions should be used until further notice.

Assessing ICT

Support for effective assessment, including Assessing Pupils' Progress.

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