Tag Archives: National Curriculum

Are you ready for the new National Curriculum?

2 Sep

Are you ready for the new National Curriculum?

For schools in England, the new National Curriculum comes into force at the beginning of the autumn term 2014.

“A dangerously erroneous notion which, if enacted, could have a devastating impact on the lives of significant numbers of pupils”

28 Jul

“A dangerously erroneous notion which, if enacted, could have a devastating impact on the lives of significant numbers of pupils”

Voice’s response to the DfE’s consultation National Curriculum reform (England): Key Stage 4 Science

Girls-only classes for maths?

27 Jun

Girls-only classes for maths?

Online parenting magazine Milky Cuppa Tea is calling for Education Secretary Michael Gove to introduce girls-only classes for maths.

Why should any subject be compulsory post-16? (updated)

26 Jun

Why should any subject be compulsory post-16? (updated)

Maths should be compulsory for all pupils post-16, according to MP Elizabeth Truss, the House of Lords Science and Technology Committee (2012) and Shadow Education Secretary Tristram Hunt (2014): “Under Labour, all young people will study maths and English to 18”. “A-levels should be replaced by a baccalaureate-style qualification that requires teenagers to study maths and science to 18, according to a report from The Royal Society” (2014)

History – “probably the most politically controversial subject in the National Curriculum”

3 Jan

History – “probably the most politically controversial subject in the National Curriculum”

Education Secretary Michael Gove has attacked the comedy series Blackadder and “left-wing academics” for peddling “myths” about the “just” First World War.