The British National Curriculum, as delivered in the UK, offers an introductory programme for Early Years students (i.e. aged 3 – 5 years) and subsequently clearly defined subject specifications in Primary(students aged 5 – 11 inclusive) for English (Literacy), Mathematics (Numeracy), Science, Humanities, Expressive Arts(Art, Music, Drama) and Physical Education, Starting from Middle School Section for Year 7-9 students, i.e. 11 to 14 year olds, The British National Curriculum has more defined subject specifications for English(and Literature), Mathematics, Science, Humanities, Expressive Arts(Art, Music, Drama), Design and technology and Physical Education.
The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) sets standards for the learning, development and care of your child from birth to 5 years old.
The pupils will mostly be taught through games and play. The areas of learning are:
✏ communication and language.
✏ physical development.
✏ personal, social and emotional development.
✏ understanding the world.
✏ expressive arts and design.
The student's progress will be reviewed when they're between 2 and 3. Their class teacher will assess them at the end of the school year when they turn 5. The assessment is based on classroom observation – the pupil won't be tested.
Compulsory British National Curriculum subjects at primary school are:
English, maths,science,design and technology,history,geography, art and design, music, physical education (PE), including swimming personal, social，health and economics education (PSHE).
There is an assessment in Phonics at the end of Year 1 (i.e. for 6 year olds) and standardized testing at aged 7 (end of Year 2) at Key Stage 1 in English and Mathematics, these subjects also being tested and assessed along with Science at the end of Year 6 (i.e. for 11 year olds.) at Key Stage 2.
The assessment in Phonics will take place in June when the pupil will read 40 words out loud to a teacher. You'll find out how the pupil did, and our teacher will assess whether he or she needs extra help with reading. If the pupil doesn't do well enough in the check they'll have to do it again in Year 2.
English reading, English grammar, punctuation, spelling, and maths. The pupil will take the tests in June
The pupil will take tests in June when they reach the end of key stage. These test the pupil's skills in:
English readingو English grammar, punctuation, spelling, and maths.
The tests last less than 4 hours. The school will send parents the results of the pupil's tests and teacher assessments.
During key stage 4 most pupils work towards national qualifications - usually IGCSEs. The compulsory national curriculum subjects are the 'core' and 'foundation' subjects.
Core subjects are:
✏Art and Design
The International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) is an English language curriculum offered to students to prepare them for International Baccalaureate and A Level .Students begin learning the syllabus at the beginning of Year 10 and take the test at the end of Year 11.
Most IGCSE subjects offer a choice of tiered examinations: This is designed to make IGCSE suitable for students with varying levels f ability. Cambridge IGCSEs are studied in more than 70 subjects by students in over 120 countries and regions worldwide.
Post Year 11 students [i.e. 16 – 18 year olds] will study Advanced Supplementary (AS) and Advanced Level (A levels) examinations in preparation for University Entrance. There will be a choice of subjects and the individual programmes of the students will again be discussed with the students, their parents and the teaching staff. The Cambridge Board Examinations are internationally recognized and accepted as a gold standard for entry to universities world-wide.