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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.

Citizenship key stage 4

Statutory content

Education for citizenship equips young people with the knowledge, skills and understanding to play an effective role in public life. Citizenship encourages them to take an interest in topical and controversial issues and to engage in discussion and debate. Pupils learn about their rights, responsibilities, duties and freedoms and about laws, justice and democracy. They learn to take part in decision-making and different forms of action. They play an active role in the life of their schools, neighbourhoods, communities and wider society as active and global citizens.  

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 citizenship

An introduction to planning effective assessment.

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