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UK National Curriculum

The National Curriculum of England, Wales and Northern Ireland provides a consistent framework for schools across the UK (excluding Scotland).
UK National Curriculum
Country of Origin: United Kingdom
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The National Curriculum was introduced into England, Wales and Northern Ireland as a nationwide curriculum for primary and secondary state schools following the Education Reform Act (1988).

It is not a mandatory framework for independent or private schools. Private schools are free to choose their own curriculum and examinations and many have opted for the IGCSE which is not tied to the National Curriculum.

As well as private schools, UK based academies and free schools may also set their own curricula.

Scotland has its own national curriculum.

International schools - in the UK and outside of it - clearly choose to adopt the framework, each one more or less rigorously.

The purpose of the National Curriculum has been to standardise the content taught across schools to enable assessment, which in turn enabled the compilation of league tables detailing the assessment statistics for each school.

The idea has been to raise educational standards by being able to see where there are weaknesses.

These league tables, together with the provision to parents of some degree of choice in assignment of the school for their child (also legislated in the same act) was also intended to encourage a free market by allowing parents to choose schools based on their measured ability to teach the National Curriculum.

For international schools outside the UK, the framework allows schools to benchmark themselves against their peers in the United Kingdom. 

Assessments are carried out at three ages: seven (school year 2, at the end of Key Stage 1), eleven (Year 6, the end of Key Stage 2) and fourteen (Year 9, the end of Key Stage 3). Some aspects of subjects are teacher-assessed, whilst others involve sitting an examination paper.

The results are considered when school and LEA performance league tables are being compiled, but they do not lead to any formal qualification for the candidates taking them.

 

Subject Key Stage 1
(age 5–7)
Key Stage 2
(age 7–11)
Key Stage 3
(age 11–14)
Key Stage 4
(age 14-16)
English x x x x
Mathematics x x x x
Science x x x x
Computing x x x x
Physical Education x x x x
Geography x x x  
History x x x  
Music x x x  
Art & Design x x x  
Design & Technology x x x  
Modern Foreign Languages   x x  
Citizenship     x x
Work-related Learning       x
Welsh (Wales only) x x x x

 The study of most subjects under the National Curriculum would usually culminate in the sitting of GCSE exams at the end of Key Stage 4.

 

 

62 Thailand Schools offering UK National Curriculum

School name Community Region
Ascot International School Bangkok Central Thailand
Bangkok International Preparatory School (Sukhumvit 53) Bangkok Central Thailand
Bangkok International Preparatory School (Sukhumvit 77) Bangkok Central Thailand
Bangkok Patana School Bangkok Central Thailand
BCIS Phuket Phuket South Thailand
Bloomsbury International School Hatyai Songkhla South Thailand
Brighton College Bangkok Bangkok Central Thailand
British International School Krabi Krabi South Thailand
British International School Phuket Phuket South Thailand
Bromsgrove Early Years School Bangkok Central Thailand
Bromsgrove International School Thailand Bangkok Central Thailand
Cambridge College, Thailand Khorat Central Thailand
Charter International School Bangkok Central Thailand
Crescent International School, Bangkok Bangkok Central Thailand
Garden International School, Bangkok Bangkok Central Thailand
Garden International School, Eastern Seaboard, Ban Chang Chonburi Eastern Thailand
Harrow International School Bangkok Bangkok Central Thailand
Heathfield International School, Bangkok Bangkok Central Thailand
Hua Hin International School Hua Hin West Thailand
International Pioneers School Bangkok Central Thailand
International School of Chonburi Chonburi Eastern Thailand
International School of Samui Koh Samui South Thailand
Kajonkiet International School Phuket Phuket South Thailand
King’s College International School Bangkok Bangkok Central Thailand
Krabi International School Krabi South Thailand
Lanna International School Thailand (Early Years and Secondary) Chiang Mai North Thailand
Lanna International School Thailand (Primary) Chiang Mai North Thailand
Modern International School Bangkok Bangkok Central Thailand
Mooltripakdee International School Chonburi Eastern Thailand
New Sathorn International School Bangkok Central Thailand
North London Collegiate School (Bangkok) Bangkok Central Thailand
Norwich International School Bangkok Central Thailand
PanyaDee, The British International School of Samui Koh Samui South Thailand
Panyaden International School Chiang Mai North Thailand
Phoenix Wittaya School Chonburi Eastern Thailand
RBIS Rasami British International School Bangkok Central Thailand
RC International School Bangkok Central Thailand
Regents International School Pattaya Chonburi Eastern Thailand
Rugby School Thailand Chonburi Eastern Thailand
SCL International School (Samui Centre of Learning) Koh Samui South Thailand
Shrewsbury International School Bangkok (City) Bangkok Central Thailand
Shrewsbury International School Bangkok (Riverside) Bangkok Central Thailand
Si Ri Panya International School Koh Phangan South Thailand
Singapore International School of Bangkok (Chiang Mai) Chiang Mai North Thailand
Singapore International School of Bangkok (Ekkamai) Bangkok Central Thailand
Singapore International School of Bangkok (Pracha Uthit) Bangkok Central Thailand
Singapore International School of Bangkok (Suvarnabhumi) Bangkok Central Thailand
Singapore International School of Bangkok (Thonburi) Bangkok Central Thailand
St Andrews International School (Dusit) Bangkok Central Thailand
St Andrews International School (Green Valley) Chonburi Eastern Thailand
St Andrews International School (Sathorn) Bangkok Central Thailand
St Andrews International School (Sukhumvit 107) Bangkok Central Thailand
St Andrews International School Bangkok (Srivikorn) Bangkok Central Thailand
St Andrews International School Bangkok (Sukhumvit 71) Bangkok Central Thailand
St Stephen’s International School, Bangkok Bangkok Central Thailand
St Stephen’s International School, Khao Yai Nakorn Rachtasima North East Thailand
St. Andrews Samakee International School Nonthaburi Central Thailand
Tara Pattana International School Chonburi Eastern Thailand
The Regent's International School, Bangkok Bangkok Central Thailand
Traill International School Bangkok Central Thailand
Udon Thani International School Udon Thani North East Thailand
Wellington College International Bangkok Bangkok Central Thailand

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