Definitions for "National Curriculum"
statutory curriculum in all state schools, introduced in the 1988 Education 'Reform' Act and modified several times since.
The framework for teaching and learning across a range of subjects and the associated assessment arrangements, laid down by Statute for all pupils of compulsory school age (5-16) attending state schools
(in England and Wales) the curriculum of subjects taught in state schools progressively from 1989. Pupils are assessed according to specified attainment targets throughout each of four key stages.