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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.

Terms and conditions



The National Curriculum web pages (‘this Website’) is managed and operated by the Qualifications and Curriculum Development Agency. In entering or using this Website, the user (‘you’) are accepting the terms and conditions of use set out below and in the sections ‘Accessibility’, ‘Privacy’, ‘Copyright’ and ‘Freedom of Information’.

This Website, and any material relating to third parties, government information, products and services (or to any third party information, products and services), are provided 'as is', without any representation by us or endorsement made and without warranty of any kind whether express or implied, including but not limited to any implied warranties of satisfactory quality, fitness for a particular purpose, non-infringement, compatibility, security and accuracy.

We do not warrant that any functions of this Website or any contained in the material contained in this Website will be uninterrupted or error free, that defects will be corrected, or that this Website or the server that makes it available, are free of viruses or represent the full functionality, accuracy and/or reliability of the materials. In no event will we be liable for any loss or damage suffered by you arising out of or in connection with the use of this website, including, without limitation, indirect or consequential loss or damages, or any loss or damage whatsoever arising from use or loss of use of, data or profits.

Any external websites linked to from, or referred to in, this Website are not (unless controlled and/or managed by us) under our control, nor are we responsible for their content or reliability. These links are provided simply as a service - it should not be implied, specifically, that we recommend, endorse or approve of any of the content at the linked sites. Equally, there being no linking to a particular site does not imply any lack of recommendation, endorsement or approval. This aim of including external links in this Website is to provide a manageable selection of links to further reading and research. This list, therefore, does not seek to be an exhaustive list of websites, which might be of interest. Consequently, we acknowledge that it may not list some sites that are relevant to our work.

These terms and conditions shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of England and Wales. Any dispute arising under these Terms and Conditions or related to the operation or use of this Website shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales.


QCDA wishes to make its publications widely accessible. Please contact us if you have any specific accessibility requirements.

QCDA is committed to providing a service that is accessible to everyone, at the same level and on equal terms. Our website is designed to maximise ease of use by everyone, including people with disabilities.

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Most internet browsers include a feature that gives you the ability to change the size of the text on the screen. Our site has been designed to work with these features.

You can often change the text size by holding Ctrl on your keyboard and rolling the wheel on your mouse. For other methods, see below.

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Our site has been designed to conform to all relevant technical standards and recommendations. Some of these are listed below.

We aim to follow the best practice guidelines described in the British Standards Institution's Publicly Available Specification 78 (PAS 78).



The National Curriculum web pages do not store or capture personal information, other than information which is collected automatically as part of the requirement for system administration.

In accessing The National Curriculum web pages:

  • anonymised information regarding user statistics is collected automatically as part of the requirement for system administration;

  • the IP address of the user - but no other personal information or data - is logged; but

  • no cookies are otherwise used.

If you register with QCDA, we will communicate with you through email, notices posted on this website, and other means. Registration is entirely voluntary and free. Our communications may include emails which help inform users about various features of the site and emails related to the proper functioning of your account. All email messages sent to and from the QCDA may be monitored to ensure compliance with internal policies and to protect our business. The QCDA will only send you promotional information if you have opted to receive it. If, later, you wish to opt out, please tell us by emailing


National Curriculum Hyperlinking policy

This website links to and accepts suggestions for links from sites in the following categories:

  • Educational Public Sector

  • Educational support/research organisations/subject associations

  • Galleries & Museums

  • Wider Public Sector

Any external websites linked to from, or referred to by, this Website are not (unless controlled and/or managed by National Curriculum) under National Curriculum control and National Curriculum is not responsible for their content or reliability. These links are provided simply as a service and National Curriculum does not recommend or endorse  any of the content at the linked sites.

Requesting that a link be added to the National Curriculum website

When a link is suggested for the site it will undergo strict checks for quality, appropriateness and relevance. We reserve the right to refuse any request and any links that are added may be removed later as part of future site revisions. 


The national curriculum programmes of study and attainment targets contained on this Website are subject to Crown copyright protection and are reproduced with the permission of the Controller of OPSI.

By agreement between the Controller of OPSI and QCDA, reproduction of any of the material in these publications is permitted in accordance with copyright guidance issued by OPSI. This guidance is also available on request from The Information Policy Division, The Office of Public Sector Information, St Clements House, 2-16 Colegate, Norwich NR3 1BQ.

Tel: 01603 621000 Fax: 01603 723000


Any additional material featured on this Website is subject to Qualifications and Curriculum Development Agency (QCDA) copyright protection unless otherwise indicated. The QCDA copyright-protected material may be reproduced free of charge in any format or media for non-commercial or internal training purposes only, without requiring specific permission. This is subject to the material being reproduced accurately and without editing or adaptation and not being used in a derogatory manner or in a misleading context. Where the material is being published or issued to others, the source and copyright status must be acknowledged.

QCDA may, in relation to certain material, or classes of material restrict or limit the licence made available in the preceding paragraph or otherwise impose other restrictions from time to time.

The permission to reproduce QCDA copyright-protected material does not extend to any material on this site that is identified as being or is otherwise the copyright of a third party. Authorisation to reproduce such material must be obtained from the copyright holders concerned.

Every effort has been made to trace copyright owners of third party material. Anyone maintaining that they own, or have rights to, copyright or any related rights or restrictions in or to such materials who is not correctly credited, or where no licence to use (where needed) has been granted is asked to contact QCDA immediately.

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Under the Freedom of Information Act, any recorded information held by the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority is subject to release upon request unless the information is subject to one of the act's exemptions.

QCDA's website contains further information on QCDA and Freedom of Information or contact the Information Compliance team at

Non endorsement statement

The contents of films and documents have been prepared solely for information purposes by the Qualifications and Curriculum Development Agency. References to any third party information, products or services, in no way represents any actual, implied or inferred approval, recommendation or endorsement by QCDA of such information, products or services.

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