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star this property date less than 2019-05-08more like thismore than 2019-05-08
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Department for Education more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Education remove filter
unstar this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Social Mobility more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the effectiveness of policies and programmes to tackle social inequality in the UK; and what evidence exists to demonstrate that children and young people living in poverty and low-income households have been enabled by those policies and programmes to overcome the barriers to social mobility. more like this
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Lord Ouseley more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>Social mobility is a top priority, and the department is taking action to remove barriers to opportunity at every stage of the education system. The department has set out a 10 year ambition to boost children’s early reading and communication skills. We have invested more than £15 billion in the pupil premium to support the most disadvantaged pupils and we are reforming technical education. The evidence shows we are closing the educational attainment gap between disadvantaged pupils and others, as measured by the disadvantage gap index, by around 13 % at key stage 2 and 9.5 % at key stage 4 since 2011. As well as increasing the proportion of disadvantaged 18 year olds entering full-time higher education from 13.3% in 2009 to 20.2% in 2018.</p><p>The department has invested over £137 million in the Education Endowment Foundation to help schools use the pupil premium in ways that are proven to have a positive impact.</p><p>We are committed to tackling the root causes of poverty and disadvantage and we are making good progress. Nationally, there are now over a million fewer workless households, and around 665,000 fewer children living in such households compared with 2010.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
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less than 2019-05-22T12:00:29.8Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-22T12:00:29.8Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Ouseley more like this
1125525
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star this property date less than 2019-05-08more like thismore than 2019-05-08
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Education remove filter
unstar this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Young People: Surveys more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the cost to date, excluding the cost of officials’ time, of the Longitudinal study of young people in England: cohort 2, wave 1, including (1) questionnaire design, (2) piloting, (3) data collection, (4) coding, and (5) data cleaning. more like this
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Baroness Wolf of Dulwich more like this
star this property uin HL15620 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>The release of this information would prejudice commercial interests. Therefore, my hon. Friend, the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Children and Families will communicate privately with the noble Lady, Baroness Wolf of Dulwich.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
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HL15621 more like this
HL15622 more like this
HL15623 more like this
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less than 2019-05-22T11:58:46.823Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-22T11:58:46.823Z
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4689
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Wolf of Dulwich more like this
1125526
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-08more like thismore than 2019-05-08
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Education remove filter
unstar this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Young People: Surveys more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the cost to date, excluding the cost of officials’ time, of the Longitudinal study of young people in England: cohort 2, wave 2, including (1) questionnaire design, (2) piloting, (3) data collection, (4) coding, and (5) data cleaning. more like this
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Baroness Wolf of Dulwich more like this
star this property uin HL15621 more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>The release of this information would prejudice commercial interests. Therefore, my hon. Friend, the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Children and Families will communicate privately with the noble Lady, Baroness Wolf of Dulwich.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
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HL15620 more like this
HL15622 more like this
HL15623 more like this
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less than 2019-05-22T11:58:46.867Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-22T11:58:46.867Z
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4689
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
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4347
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Wolf of Dulwich more like this
1125527
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-08more like thismore than 2019-05-08
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Education remove filter
unstar this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Young People: Surveys more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the cost to date, excluding the cost of officials’ time, of the Longitudinal study of young people in England: cohort 2, wave 3, including (1) questionnaire design, (2) piloting, (3) data collection, (4) coding, and (5) data cleaning. more like this
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Baroness Wolf of Dulwich more like this
star this property uin HL15622 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>The release of this information would prejudice commercial interests. Therefore, my hon. Friend, the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Children and Families will communicate privately with the noble Lady, Baroness Wolf of Dulwich.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
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HL15620 more like this
HL15621 more like this
HL15623 more like this
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less than 2019-05-22T11:58:46.9Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-22T11:58:46.9Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Wolf of Dulwich more like this
1125528
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-08more like thismore than 2019-05-08
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Education remove filter
unstar this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Young People: Surveys more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the cost to date, excluding the cost of officials’ time, of the Longitudinal study of young people in England: cohort 2, wave 4, including (1) questionnaire design, (2) piloting, (3) data collection, (4) coding, and (5) data cleaning. more like this
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Baroness Wolf of Dulwich more like this
star this property uin HL15623 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>The release of this information would prejudice commercial interests. Therefore, my hon. Friend, the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Children and Families will communicate privately with the noble Lady, Baroness Wolf of Dulwich.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
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HL15620 more like this
HL15621 more like this
HL15622 more like this
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less than 2019-05-22T11:58:46.93Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-22T11:58:46.93Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Wolf of Dulwich more like this
1126322
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-13more like thismore than 2019-05-13
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Education remove filter
unstar this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Maintained Schools: Special Educational Needs more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what percentage of mainstream maintained schools in England offered Key Stage 4 alternatives to GCSEs, suitable for children with special educational, health or social care needs; how many children took such courses, in each of the last five years for which records are available; what are the most popular of those non-GCSE courses; and which organisations create them. more like this
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Lord Lucas more like this
star this property uin HL15682 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>There is not a range of non-GCSE qualifications taught at key stage 4 designed specifically for pupils with special educational needs (SEN). Pupils should have access to a broad and balanced curriculum. The national curriculum inclusion statement states that teachers should set high expectations for every pupil, whatever their prior attainment. Teachers should use appropriate assessment to set targets which are deliberately ambitious. Potential areas of difficulty should be identified and addressed at the outset. Lessons should be planned to address potential areas of difficulty and to remove barriers to pupil achievement. In many cases, such planning will mean that pupils with SEN and disabilities will be able to study the full national curriculum.</p><p> </p><p>The department holds information on entries to non-GCSE qualifications included in the school performance tables, analysis of which is provided below.</p><p> </p><p>The percentage of schools (mainstream[1]) with at least one pupil at the end of key stage 4[2] entering[3] non-GCSE qualifications[4], in each of the last 5 years, is shown in the table below:</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>2017/18[5]</p></td><td><p>2016/17</p></td><td><p>2015/16</p></td><td><p>2014/15</p></td><td><p>2013/14</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Number of mainstream schools</p></td><td><p>3,175</p></td><td><p>3,153</p></td><td><p>3,113</p></td><td><p>3,069</p></td><td><p>3,037</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Percentage of mainstream schools</p></td><td rowspan="3"><p>95</p></td><td rowspan="3"><p>97</p></td><td rowspan="3"><p>99</p></td><td rowspan="3"><p>99</p></td><td rowspan="3"><p>99</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>with at least one pupil entering</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>a non-GCSE qualification (%)</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p><p>The percentage of mainstream school pupils entering at least one non-GCSE qualification, in each of the last 5 years, is shown in the table below:</p><table><tbody><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>2017/18</p></td><td><p>2016/17</p></td><td><p>2015/16</p></td><td><p>2014/15</p></td><td><p>2013/14</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Pupil cohort</p></td><td><p>513,356</p></td><td><p>517,756</p></td><td><p>530,580</p></td><td><p>543,314</p></td><td><p>548,290</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Percentage of mainstream pupils who sat</p></td><td rowspan="2"><p>40</p></td><td rowspan="2"><p>52</p></td><td rowspan="2"><p>72</p></td><td rowspan="2"><p>71</p></td><td rowspan="2"><p>68</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>at least one non-GCSE subject (%)</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>Tables showing the 10 most entered non-GCSE qualifications in all state-funded mainstream schools are included in the attached spreadsheet.</p><p> </p><p>[1] State-funded mainstream schools include academies, free schools, city technology colleges and further education colleges with provision for 14 to 16 year olds. They exclude state-funded special schools, independent schools, independent special schools, non-maintained special schools, hospital schools, pupil referral units and alternative provision (AP) (including pupil referral units, AP free schools and AP academies as well as state-funded AP placements in other institutions).</p><p>[2] Pupils are identified as being at the end of key stage 4 if they were on roll at the school and in year 11 at the time of the January school census for that year. Age is calculated as at 31 August for that year, and the majority of pupils at the end of key stage 4 were age 15 at the start of the academic year. Some pupils may complete this key stage in an earlier or later year group.</p><p>[3] The department does not collect data on which qualifications are offered by schools, instead figures based on which qualifications have been entered by pupils has been used as a proxy. There may be some qualifications offered by a school that no pupils sat exams in for each year.</p><p>[4] Figures only include qualifications included in performance tables.</p><p>[5] 2017/18 figures are revised figures. All other figures are final figures.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
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less than 2019-05-22T14:24:26.527Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-22T14:24:26.527Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
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star this property file name HL15682_most_entered_non-GCSE_qualifications_mainstream_schools.xls more like this
star this property title HL15682_Tables more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Lucas more like this
1126720
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star this property date less than 2019-05-14more like thismore than 2019-05-14
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Education remove filter
unstar this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading School Day more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government, following the report by the UCL Institute of Education School break times and young people’s social lives: A follow-up national study, published in May, what assessment they have made of the impact of shortening school break times on (1) childhood obesity, (2) academic performance, and (3) children’s social lives; and what steps they are taking to address any such impact. more like this
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Lord Pendry more like this
star this property uin HL15737 more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>The government has not made a specific assessment of the impact of the length of school break times on obesity, academic performance or children’s social lives. Schools have the autonomy to make decisions about the structure and duration of their school day to suit their own circumstances. However, the department is clear that pupils should be given an appropriate break and expects school leaders to make sure this happens.</p><p> </p><p>The government recognises the importance of physical activity in schools to improve physical and mental wellbeing and support attainment. That is why our Childhood Obesity strategy reflects the Chief Medical Officer’s guidelines that primary age children should get at least 60 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity a day and the aim that 30 minutes of that should be during the school day.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
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less than 2019-05-22T15:39:32.723Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-22T15:39:32.723Z
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4689
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
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457
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Pendry more like this
1126721
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star this property date less than 2019-05-14more like thismore than 2019-05-14
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Education remove filter
unstar this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading History: Curriculum more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the merits of revising the history curriculum to provide an honest and critical portrayal of the UK’s colonial history. more like this
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Lord Pendry more like this
star this property uin HL15738 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>The current national curriculum programmes of study for history, which have been taught since September 2014, set the framework for the teaching of the subject in maintained schools in terms of the broad time periods and themes to be taught. Academies may design and follow their own curricula.</p><p> </p><p>The government does not specify what the content of lessons on particular topics should be or how teachers should present information. We trust teachers, as professionals, to plan their own lessons and select their own resources.</p><p> </p><p>However, the curriculum does aim to make sure that pupils know and understand how Britain has influenced and been influenced by the wider world. Therefore, Empire and colonialism is a significant theme, and a suggested topic within the ‘challenges for Britain, Europe and the wider world 1901 to the present day’ theme is ‘Indian independence and end of Empire’.</p><p> </p><p>Programmes of study also require at least one study of a significant society or issue in world history and its interconnections with other world developments. While not mandatory, a suggested topic is ‘China’s Qing dynasty 1644-1911’, which encompasses the period within which the Opium Wars took place.</p><p> </p><p>The national curriculum programmes of study for history for key stages 1-3 are attached and are available here: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/national-curriculum-in-england-history-programmes-of-study" target="_blank">www.gov.uk/government/publications/national-curriculum-in-england-history-programmes-of-study</a>.</p><p> </p><p>We have no current plans to change the history curriculum. In order to provide a period of stability to schools, my right hon. Friend, the Secretary of State for Education has committed to making no new changes to the national curriculum during this Parliament.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
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star this property file name HL15739_HL15738_KS1_KS2_national_curriculum_history.pdf more like this
star this property title HL15739_HL15738_PDF more like this
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star this property file name HL15739_HL15738_KS3_national_curriculum_history.pdf more like this
star this property title HL15739_HL15738_PDF more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL15739 more like this
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less than 2019-05-22T14:28:16.707Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-22T14:28:16.707Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
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457
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Pendry more like this
1126722
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star this property date less than 2019-05-14more like thismore than 2019-05-14
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Education remove filter
unstar this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading History: Curriculum more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the merits of including the Opium Wars in the history curriculum in order to facilitate a greater understanding of (1) the UK’s colonial history, and (2) UK–Chinese relations. more like this
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Lord Pendry more like this
star this property uin HL15739 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>The current national curriculum programmes of study for history, which have been taught since September 2014, set the framework for the teaching of the subject in maintained schools in terms of the broad time periods and themes to be taught. Academies may design and follow their own curricula.</p><p> </p><p>The government does not specify what the content of lessons on particular topics should be or how teachers should present information. We trust teachers, as professionals, to plan their own lessons and select their own resources.</p><p> </p><p>However, the curriculum does aim to make sure that pupils know and understand how Britain has influenced and been influenced by the wider world. Therefore, Empire and colonialism is a significant theme, and a suggested topic within the ‘challenges for Britain, Europe and the wider world 1901 to the present day’ theme is ‘Indian independence and end of Empire’.</p><p> </p><p>Programmes of study also require at least one study of a significant society or issue in world history and its interconnections with other world developments. While not mandatory, a suggested topic is ‘China’s Qing dynasty 1644-1911’, which encompasses the period within which the Opium Wars took place.</p><p> </p><p>The national curriculum programmes of study for history for key stages 1-3 are attached and are available here: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/national-curriculum-in-england-history-programmes-of-study" target="_blank">www.gov.uk/government/publications/national-curriculum-in-england-history-programmes-of-study</a>.</p><p> </p><p>We have no current plans to change the history curriculum. In order to provide a period of stability to schools, my right hon. Friend, the Secretary of State for Education has committed to making no new changes to the national curriculum during this Parliament.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
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star this property file name HL15739_HL15738_KS1_KS2_national_curriculum_history.pdf more like this
star this property title HL15739_HL15738_PDF more like this
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star this property file name HL15739_HL15738_KS3_national_curriculum_history.pdf more like this
star this property title HL15739_HL15738_PDF more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL15738 more like this
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less than 2019-05-22T14:28:16.657Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-22T14:28:16.657Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Pendry more like this
1127013
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star this property date less than 2019-05-15more like thismore than 2019-05-15
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Education remove filter
unstar this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Climate Change: Education more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government, following the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales in 2002 and Pope Francis’ encyclical on climate change Laudato Si: On Care for Our Common Home, published in 2015, what assessment they have made of the priority that teaching on climate change has been given in Catholic schools; and what steps they are taking to give increased priority to the teaching of climate change in state schools. more like this
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Lord Pendry more like this
star this property uin HL15774 more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>The government has not made any specific assessment of the priority that Catholic schools give to teaching about climate change. Like all schools, faith schools are required to teach a broad and balanced curriculum that includes science.</p><p>The government believes it is vital that all children are informed about climate change. For this reason, relevant topics are included throughout the geography and science national curriculum and qualifications. For example, as part of the science curriculum in secondary schools, pupils will consider the evidence for human causes of climate change. In addition, as part of GCSE geography they will study the spatial and temporal characteristics of climatic change and evidence for different causes, including human activity.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
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less than 2019-05-22T14:25:35.203Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-22T14:25:35.203Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Pendry more like this