National curriculum in England: The first 30 years, part 1
2 October 2018
For the whole of the 1970s I taught in secondary schools. (I am that old!) At that time there was no national curriculum (NC), so teachers usually decided what to teach as well as how to teach. These decisions were often guided by the content of textbooks, or examination syllabuses, although a number of innovative curriculum development projects were set up around this time, many by the then Schools Council in response to the decision to raise the school leaving age to 16 in 1973....