Statutory changes to Key Stage 4 September 2004
Statutory changes to Key Stage 4 came into force in September 2004. They will affect Modern Foreign Languages and Design and Technology in particular, as well as introducing a statutory requirement for the provision of work-related learning. These changes should allow more freedom for students at Key Stage 4, giving them a wider range of choice, for example in vocational learning.
For details about D&T and Languages becoming an entitlement rather than compulsory at Key Stage 4 see the A to Z of School Leadership and Management (link opens in new window), or visit the national curriculum website (link opens in new window).
The following documents providing guidance on these Key Stage 4 statutory changes can be downloaded or ordered directly from QCA:
- Changes to the key stage 4 curriculum: Guidance for implementation from September 2004 (link opens in new window)
- Work-related learning for all at key stage 4 (link opens in new window)
- Modern foreign languages in the key stage 4 curriculum (link opens in new window)