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Secondary Education: Curriculum

Volume 457: debated on Thursday 8 March 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills pursuant to the answer of 26 February 2007, Official Report, column 1024W, on secondary education: curriculum, whether it is the intention of the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority that teachers should correct non-standard uses of English. (124852)

It is the intention of the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority that pupils are taught how to speak standard English fluently and to use the conventions of standard English effectively.

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills pursuant to the answer of 26 February 2007, Official Report, column 1025W, on secondary education: curriculum, what assessment the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority (QCA) has made of the curriculum of South Africa; and whether the QCA adopted elements of the approach to the curriculum in South Africa when designing the secondary curriculum review. (124857)

The Qualifications and Curriculum Authority has made no formal assessment of the curriculum of South Africa and has not adopted elements of the approach to the curriculum in South Africa into the revised secondary curriculum.

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills pursuant to the answer of 26 February 2007, Official Report, column 1025W, on secondary education: curriculum, what the purpose is of the qualifications and curriculum consultation on the contents of the supporting materials. (125262)

The purpose of the consultation on the secondary curriculum review supporting materials is to gather views on how effective they are in helping teachers and curriculum planners plan for and implement the proposed revised programmes of study. This information will inform the next stage of development of these materials.