This area of the site contains the National Curriculum for England at Key Stages 3 and 4. It includes programmes of study and attainment target level descriptions for all Key Stage 3 and 4 subjects.

The content on these pages is about the existing National Curriculum. View the draft new National Curriculum that will apply from 2014.

From September 2013 the current national curriculum programmes of study, attainment targets and statutory assessment arrangements will be disapplied for all subjects at key stages 3 and 4. This means that schools will still be required to teach the relevant subjects, but will have the freedom to adjust their curriculum to help prepare for the introduction of the new national curriculum from September 2014 (September 2015 for key stage 4 English, mathematics and science). Further details are available on the GOV.UK website.