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The new subject structure for primary and secondary schools in England is due to be introduced in September 2014.
There are major changes expected in history, technology and design, as well as maths and climate change will be taught in a more explicit way in Geography, according to reports.
- Ministers want pupils to learn a complete chronological history of Britain.
- Primary pupils are expected to only have to learn events up to 1066 after criticism.
Technology and Design (T&D)
- Changes to the D&T syllabus follow claims it focused too much on "life skills" such as cookery and gardening instead of industry required subjects such as engineering.
Prime Minister David has hailed the new national curriculum, due to be unveiled later today as a "vital new chapter in British education" that will engage and inspire the next generation of British scientists and writers.
School leaders are warning the government is not allowing schools enough time to enable them to implement the changes to the national curriculum unveiled by Michael Gove later today. Brian Lightman, general secretary of the Association of School and College Leaders said:
The Education Secretary Michael Gove will unveil his new curriculum for 5-16-year-olds later today.
Prime Minister David Cameron has described the changes as a "revolution in education" and said the "rigorous, engaging and tough" new subject structure is critical to Britain's future economic success.
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The Education Secretary's new curriculum requires five-year-olds to learn fractions and computer algorithms.