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20 January, 2011

Citizenship curriculum under review

The UK government will be reviewing the status of citizenship as a National Curriculum subject, it was revealed today.

The Review Panel's terms of reference, published earlier this morning, sets out those subjects that risk losing their statutory place on the curriculum. They are:

  • art and design;
  • citizenship;
  • design and technology;
  • geography;
  • history;
  • information and communication technology (ICT);
  • modern foreign languages (MFL);
  • music.

The outcome of the review, which will determine the content of the new curriculum, will be announced in Spring 2012.

In the meantime we are working with Democratic Life to campaign for citizenship to remain on the curriculum.

In partnership with Democratic Life we have produced a summary of the curriculum review.

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From julie Pollard - rugby
Anyone know how we can get invoved in the consultation process Jan - April? If so please do contact me. At practical Action we produce science resource with a global dimension and i would like to ensure global issues have a high profile in teh new national curriculum.

From Michael Grimes -
We are hoping to provide more information and support shortly (probably via http://democraticlife.org.uk), but in the meantime you can respond to the consultation on the Department for Education's website: http://www.education.gov.uk/consultations/index.cfm?actionconsultationDetailsconsultationId1730externalnomenu1

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