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National Curriculum

Principles of curriculum design

The following principles should provide a useful reference point for curriculum design. They should help your design a curriculum that is broad, coherent and relevant for your children.

Effective curriculum design ensures:

  • the curriculum meets the needs and interests of all learners

  • a broad and balanced curriculum is an entitlement for all learners

  • the curriculum is integrated with effective teaching, learning and assessment

  • the curriculum is at the heart of schools' strategies to raise achievement and improve outcomes for all their learners.

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