We gather evidence from teachers, young people, parents and employers to inform our curriculum work.
Working with researchers
Since 2007 we have been working with the Centre for the Use of Research and Evidence in Education (CUREE) to produce research, analysis and evaluations that help us identify good practice and trends in education. We use what we learn to guide our future work, to produce guidance for schools and to give advice to the government.
We'd like to hear your views. If you're able to contribute to this work, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Working with others
We're interested in a broad range of views and experiences. We talk to young people, parents, employers and initial teacher training providers. These conversations have generated a wealth of material over the last few years.
You can see some of this material on this page, and the rest in our resources library – search for 'Developing the curriculum'.
Our curriculum research also has an international perspective. We talk to those working in other countries about their curriculum and good practice, and these conversations inform our development work.
Our INCA (International Review of Curriculum and Assessment Frameworks) website compares systems of curriculum and assessment across 20 countries. The ReferNet website gives information about vocational education and training across Europe.
We have a remit to keep the curriculum under review. In 2008 an early years curriculum was introduced and we've been working with the DCSF to review the impact of this new curriculum on early years settings and young children in their care.
In 2009 CUREE, working on behalf of QCDA, ran a series of focus groups and a national survey of teachers to find out how early years settings were managing the new curriculum.
Last modified: 20 Dec 2010