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Information and Communication Technology

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The importance of information and communication technology

The increasing use of technology in all aspects of society makes confident, creative and productive use of ICT an essential skill for life. ICT capability encompasses not only the mastery of technical skills and techniques, but also the understanding to apply these skills purposefully, safely and responsibly in learning, everyday life and employment. ICT capability is fundamental to participation and engagement in modern society.

Link to the National Curriculum for ICT

Link to the new National Curriculum for ICT at Key Stage 3

Link to the QCA schemes of work for ICT at Key Stages 1 and 2

Link to the QCA schemes of work for ICT at Key Stage 3

Link to the National Curriculum in Action site for ICT


Religious Education

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The importance of Religious Education

Religious education provokes challenging questions about the ultimate meaning and purpose of life, beliefs about God, the self and the nature of reality, issues of right and wrong and what it means to be human. It develops pupils’ knowledge and understanding of Christianity, other principal religions, other religious traditions, and other world views that offer answers to these challenging questions. It offers opportunities for personal reflection and spiritual development. It enhances pupils’ awareness and understanding of religions and beliefs, teachings, practices and forms of expression, as well as of the influence of religion on individuals, families, communities and cultures.

Link to the National Curriculum for RE

Link to the new National Curriculum for RE at Key Stage 3

Link to the QCA schemes of work for RE at Key Stages 1 and 2

Link to the QCA schemes of work for RE at Key Stage 3

Link to the National Curriculum in Action site for RE


Science

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The importance of Science

The study of science fires pupils’ curiosity about phenomena in the world around them and offers opportunities to find explanations. It engages learners at many levels, linking direct practical experience with scientific ideas. Experimentation and modelling are used to develop and evaluate explanations, encouraging critical and creative thought. Pupils learn how knowledge and understanding in science are rooted in evidence. They discover how scientific ideas contribute to technological change – affecting industry, business and medicine and improving quality of life. They trace the development of science worldwide and recognise its cultural significance. They learn to question and discuss issues that may affect their own lives, the directions of societies and the future of the world.

Link to the National Curriculum for Science

Link to the new National Curriculum for Science at Key Stage 3

Link to the QCA schemes of work for Science at Key Stages 1 and 2

Link to the QCA schemes of work for Science at Key Stage 3

Link to the National Curriculum in Action site for Science


Work Related Learning

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A description of Work Related Learning

Work-related learning is defined as planned activity that uses work as a context for learning. It encompasses a broad range of activities that allow students to experience working life. It involves learning about working practices, experiencing the work environment, developing skills for working life and learning through activities and challenges set in work-related contexts.

Link to the National Curriculum for WRL

Link to the QCA resources for WRL

Link to the Ofsted report "Work-related learning: the story so far (PDF format)"


Assessment

Planning assessment

Assessment is an essential part of normal teaching and learning in all subjects. It can take many forms and be used for a range of purposes. To be effective, assessment must be ‘fit for purpose’; being clear about what you want the assessment to achieve will determine the nature of the assessment and what the outcome will be.

Link to QCA "Exemplification of standards"

Design and Technology

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The importance of Design and Technology

In design and technology pupils combine practical and technological skills with creative thinking to design and make products and systems that meet human needs. They learn to use current technologies and consider the impact of future technological developments. They learn to think creatively and intervene to improve the quality of life, solving problems as individuals and members of a team.

Link to the National Curriculum for Design and Technology

Link to the new National Curriculum for Design and Technology at Key Stage 3

Link to the QCA schemes of work for Design and Technology at Key Stages 1 and 2

Link to the QCA schemes of work for Design and Technology at Key Stage 3

Link to the National Curriculum in Action site for Design and Technology


Examinations

Department for Children, Schools and Families Qualifications Website

The Qualifications Website offers a range of information for parents, teachers, pupils, lecturers, students, employers and anyone with an interest in qualifications.

Link to the DCSF Qualifications Website


Other subjects

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A Big Picture of the curriculum

QCA has developed a curriculum big picture to reinforce the concept of curriculum as the entire planned learning experience of a young person. This would include the lessons that they have during the school day, but also recognises how much young people learn from the routines, the events, the extended school day and activities that take place out of school. These are as much a part of the curriculum as the lessons.

Link to the QCA "Big Picture"


Music

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The importance of Music

Music is a unique form of communication that can change the way pupils feel, think and act. Music forms part of an individual’s identity and positive interaction with music can develop pupils’ competence as learners and increase their self-esteem. Music brings together intellect and feeling and enables personal expression, reflection and emotional development. As an integral part of culture, past and present, music helps pupils understand themselves, relate to others and develop their cultural understanding, forging important links between home, school and the wider world.

Link to the National Curriculum for Music

Link to the new National Curriculum for Music at Key Stage 3

Link to the QCA schemes of work for Music at Key Stages 1 and 2

Link to the QCA schemes of work for Music at Key Stage 3

Link to the National Curriculum in Action site for Music


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