Progress towards curriculum 2000

16th April 1999 at 01:00
MINISTERS are currently considering the second draft of the new curriculum which contains even less compulsory content than the first version produced in December. The initial version was considered too content-heavy and difficult to deliver.

The Government's curriculum quango, the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority, sent its advice to David Blunkett, the Education Secretary, just before Easter.

The QCA's own taskforce of primary heads warned that teachers would struggle to deliver the literacy and numeracy strategies as well as new citizenship lessons.

In response the QCA aims to increase flexibility by slimming down curriculum content in the second draft.

Mr Blunkett is currently considering the QCA's advice and will announce his own proposals next month. There will be a formal consultation on these official draft Orders and a final version is due to in September for implementation in September 2000.

Subscribe to get access to the content on this page.

If you are already a Tes/ Tes Scotland subscriber please log in with your username or email address to get full access to our back issues, CPD library and membership plus page.

Not a subscriber? Find out more about our subscription offers.
Subscribe now
Existing subscriber?
Enter subscription number

Comments

The guide by your side – ensuring you are always up to date with the latest in education.

Get Tes magazine online and delivered to your door. Stay up to date with the latest research, teacher innovation and insight, plus classroom tips and techniques with a Tes magazine subscription.
With a Tes magazine subscription you get exclusive access to our CPD library. Including our New Teachers’ special for NQTS, Ed Tech, How to Get a Job, Trip Planner, Ed Biz Special and all Tes back issues.

Subscribe now