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The 11-19 curriculum : from implementation to development

Qualifications and Curriculum Development Agency
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The 11–19 curriculum From implementation to development Contents The story so far 3 What opportunities does the curriculum reform provide? 4 What is the impact of the changes? 7 What are the next steps? 9 Reform timetable 11 What support is available in the next phase of implementation? 12 How to use this publication The Qualifications and Curriculum Development Agency (QCDA) has been working closely with the Department for Children, Schools and Families (DCSF) and other implementation partners to provide a coherent package of face-to-face, online and hard copy support to all secondary schools. Last year, we produced key messages for phase 2 of the implementation of the new secondary curriculum. For the third and final year of implementation we have produced this new publication to support schools in the transition from implementation to development. This publication will help you to: gain an overview of the curriculum reforms understand the impacts of evidence so far find sources of guidance and support set your priorities for developing your curriculum. This publication supports us all in providing a modern, world-class curriculum that will inspire and challenge all learners and prepare them for the future; and to support that curriculum with methods of evaluation and assessment which promote learning and report achievement in learning at individual, institutional and national level. This publication can also be downloaded from the National Curriculum website at The 11–19 curriculum2 The story so far The new secondary curriculum was introduced in September 2008 as part of major reforms of 11–19 education and qualifications. With the implementation phase well underway, it’s now time to ensure the changes are secure and th

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