Definition of national curriculum in English:

national curriculum


  • A common programme of study in schools that is designed to ensure nationwide uniformity of content and standards in education.

    • ‘Plans are also underway for a small animal farm where children can learn about animal care through a structured programme based around the national curriculum.’
    • ‘The national curricula in England and Singapore give specific direction to education.’
    • ‘Most mainstream schools in the UK follow a national curriculum, teaching A Levels and the relatively new AS Level.’
    • ‘The gallery is regularly packed with fascinated schoolchildren now that the subject has been put on the national curriculum for primary schools.’
    • ‘Through the national curriculum, the government achieved uniformity of lesson content.’
    • ‘It is here that the national curriculum and support materials for all the subjects are developed.’
    • ‘Home educators do not have to follow the national curriculum or to have teaching qualifications.’
    • ‘You've heard of the national curriculum, but do you know what's in it?’
    • ‘The tests must cover the national curriculum, but are developed locally.’
    • ‘She called for the lessons to be made as part of the national curriculum, alongside sex education and other social skills classes.’
    • ‘But perhaps other religious schools try to follow the national curriculum and standards more.’
    • ‘All areas of education, including the national curriculum, have been honed to fit into the government's privatisation schema.’
    • ‘The national curriculum requires schools to teach evolution but does not ban them from teaching creationism as well.’
    • ‘These sessions aimed to raise the awareness of water safety as part of the national curriculum to primary school teachers.’
    • ‘They invite me to talk about God because under the national curriculum religious education classes must include the teaching of comparative religion.’
    • ‘‘At last we will have a national curriculum for healthy bodies as well as a national curriculum for their minds,’ she said.’
    • ‘Our client should be attending a mainstream school which teaches the national curriculum since he is due to begin his GCSE course as he is 14 years of age.’
    • ‘The issue needs to be separated into whether or not we have national standards vs. a national curriculum.’
    • ‘The ban on computers breaches national curriculum requirements designed to ensure students are prepared for a world of technology.’
    • ‘Religious education is not part of the national curriculum but by law all schools have to provide it.’


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