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National Curriculum

Volume 175: debated on Tuesday 26 June 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Science if he will list by individual subject the key phases of the national curriculum which will be introduced in September 1990.

National curriculum subject requirements will be introduced with effect from 1 August 1990 for key stages as follows:

Key stagePupils agedSubject
1Technology
2English

Key stage

Pupils aged

Subject

Mathematics
Science
Technology
311/12English
Technology

Last year, English, mathematics and science were introduced at key stage 1, starting with five to six-year-olds. Mathematics and science were also introduced at key stage 3 last year, starting with 11 to 12-year-olds.

In addition, national curriculum subjects must be taught for a reasonable time as follows:

Key stage

Pupils aged

Subjects

With effect from

1⅚–⅞All1 August 1989
2⅞–11/12
311/12–13–14
English1 August 1990
414/15Mathematics
Science