Department for Education, The National Curriculum Consultation

First published on Mon, October 17, 2011.

The Department for Education, under Michael Gove, has launched a full review into the National Curriculum in England. The remit of the review sets out the desire to give schools greater freedom over the curriculum as a whole.

As a result of the review, a consultation on the subjects within the National Curriculum was open between January and April 2011. The current proposals would remove all arts-based subjects (Art & Design, Design & Technology and Music) outside of the National Curriculum.

Creative & Cultural Skills gave a written submission to the review, arguing in favour of keeping the following subjects within the curriculum:

  • Art & Design
  • Music
  • Design & Technology.

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