Pupils begin 'tough' new national curriculum

5 September 2014

Millions of children in England began a "tough" new national curriculum when they returned to school this week.

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Pupils begin 'tough' new national curriculum

Millions of children in England began a "tough" new national curriculum when they returned to school this week. Five-year-olds will learn fractions and computer coding, while those in early secondary school will have to study at least two Shakespeare plays. Read more

‘The new national curriculum will help all children excel’

The new national curriculum – which by some margin is Michael Gove's most important legacy – has been widely criticised as hopelessly old-fashioned and out of date, with its emphasis on Shakespeare, fractions and grammar. Shouldn't today's children be learning essential skills that will enable them to find employment in 21st Century industries? Read more

Academies are growing too fast, warns London chief

Some academy chains have taken on too many schools and grown too quickly, the head of a London academy group admitted this week. Sir Daniel Moynihan, chief executive of the Harris Federation, which runs 35 schools in London, told MPs that the growth of some chains has not been controlled. Read more

Teaching history with 100 objects

100 resources based on objects selected from museums in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales and from the British Museum. These Object Files may be used individually to support and enhance teachers’ current practice or can be combined to provide object-based units of study for a historical period, culture or theme. Read more

Pianist tackles 'shocking state' of school music lessons

TV series follows classical musician James Rhodes' classroom campaign and the launch of his 'instrument amnesty'. Read more

This is it!

THIS IS IT! bring a panel of arts industry professionals and creative career workshops to Fairfield Halls, Croyden. The team of apprentices at Fairfield Halls have been working hard to organise an apprentice showcase and opportunities fair this Autumn. Come and explore apprenticeship opportunities with employers, meet apprentices and see them showcase their skills. Read more

1521 courses

Aged 15 to 21 and interested in the arts? Southbank Centre is offering a range of new courses to spark your creativity and give you the skills you need to get making. Read more

Legacy youth panel

A panel of young east Londoners working alongside the team delivering Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. Formed four years prior to the London 2012 Games, the project harnesses young people’s interest and enthusiasm, and enables them to make a valuable contribution to the regeneration of east London. Read more

Variety, variety – Performance project

On this project you’ll work with Time Out ‘Performer of the Year’ Scottee and a special guest artist to explore the ideas behind variety and cabaret shows and how the genre-defying scene is producing some of the most exciting art out there. Read more

The Muddy Choir

A page designed to deepen the experience of performances of The Muddy Choir and engage students in further debate, discussion and creative work. They were created to develop understanding in the areas of Drama. The Muddy Choir is touring to schools and theatres across the UK between September 2014 and November 2014 and from January-March 2015. Read more

Barbican – BFI Film Academy

The Barbican is looking for committed, talented young people between the age of 16 and 19 to be a part of the BFI Film Academy 2014/15 Network Programme. Read more

Barbican young programmers

An opportunity for a group of young people aged 14-25 to learn how to programme and review films; putting their skills into practice during our film festivals and our monthly events, curated by the Young Programmers themselves. Read more