An introduction to curriculum and assessment

This page provides information on the curriculum including the legislation, assessment arrangements and the handling of curriculum complaints.

Curriculum and assessment orders

The curriculum applies to all 12 years of compulsory education.

You can access the orders, which set out the curriculum and assessment arrangements, the other skills and the transitional reporting arrangements below:

Curriculum, examination and assessment circulars

These circulars provide guidance on specific matters.

Assessment arrangements to support the curriculum

Following consultation, the broad principles of the statutory assessment arrangements to support the curriculum (including the levels of progression for the cross-curricular skills) were agreed.

Delivery of the curriculum and handling of complaints from parents and other parties

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