Subjects taught at each Key Stage

Children in Key Stage 1 (ages 5-7) and Key Stage 2 (ages 7-11) must study the following subjects:

  • Art and design
  • Design and technology
  • English
  • Geography
  • History
  • Information and communication technology
  • Mathematics
  • Music
  • Physical education
  • Religious education
  • Science.
     

 Children in Key Stage 3 must study the following subjects:

  • Art and design
  • Citizenship
  • Design and technology
  • English
  • Geography
  • History
  • Information and communication technology
  • Mathematics
  • Modern foreign languages
  • Music
  • Physical education
  • Science
  • Careers education
  • Sex education
  • Religious education.
     

 Children in Key Stage 4 must study the following subjects:

  • Citizenship
  • English
  • Information and communication technology
  • Mathematics
  • Physical education
  • Science
  • Careers education
  • Sex education
  • Work-related learning
  • Religious eduction.

Comments on this article

Harsimrat 16 September, 2009

can not find curriculm for sikh religion for foundation stage please help

Rose 17 September, 2009

Hi Harsimrat,

Are you looking for information on religious education in schools, or information on Guru Nanak's teachings?

Laura 6 October, 2009

i am looking for information on drama not being ont henational curriculum and also the history of hte national curriculum so for example date it was established, why is was established, how subjects where chosen? those kinds of things. any help would be greatly appriciated! thanks

Eleanor 31 October, 2011

What topics are covered by each subject for each year?

sharon 17 December, 2012

Can you tell me in Key stage 2 history are their specific topics that must be covered?

Rob Pugh 7 January, 2013

Sharon, in history in key stage 2 quite complex topics are covered. You mainly cover basic such as hitler's reign including specific details of the holocaust, a detailed analysis of the crusades and you will also be looking at the treaty of versailles.

Popoola 14 January, 2013

I need the National Curriculum (in detail)

Niki 8 February, 2013

If you need the National Curriculum in detail look at the Department For Education website. The whole thing is on there.

joanne 7 May, 2013

Where are the schemes of work?

Ben 15 October, 2014

As a third year undergraduate, I have started tutoring Mathematics at KS3 and KS2 level. Mathematics is notoriously known for being difficult, but I am finding that this is mostly due to a lack of explanation as to why methods work. Mathematics is a purely logical subject so should be one of the easiest to understand, but this is not so thus there must be some issue with it's teaching. Why is there a lack of emphasis on logical understanding in favour of ability to get simply get answers?

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