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Key Stages 1 and 2: subject teaching time

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Last updated on 11 April 2017
School types: All · School phases: Primary
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How much time should we spend teaching each curriculum subject? We explain that schools decide how much teaching time to allocate to each curriculum subject. We also link to examples of class timetables from schools, and a suggested timetable from the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority.

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  1. 1 Subject teaching time is at schools’ discretion
  2. 2 Suggested time allocation per subject
  3. 3 Teaching time per subject: examples from primary schools
  4. 4 Teaching time per subject: special school example

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