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Science: Curriculum

Volume 458: debated on Monday 19 March 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what policy considerations affected the decision not to include the study of the role of lung structure in gas exchange in the revised key stage three Science curriculum. (127324)

The role of lung structure in gas exchange can be covered under ‘Organisms behaviour and health’ in the range and content section of the proposed Key Stage 3 programme of study. Teachers will use the national curriculum planning guidance to ensure appropriate coverage of these topics, while taking full advantage of the flexibility offered by the new programme of study.