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15 October, 2012

Citizenship likely to remain in the National Curriculum

According to reports over the weekend, Michael Gove is to keep citizenship as a separate National Curriculum subject, although it will be slimmed down dramatically.

The Times and Daily Mail both reported that the new syllabus - 'slashed from 29 pages to less than one' - is restricted to 'discussion of the British monarchy and parliamentary democracy together with an introduction to theories of liberty and rights'.

According to the Times, citizenship is only staying in the curriculum because new legislation would be needed in order to remove it.

Even so, if these rumours are true, citizenship will remain a core part of the curriculum. And we will continue to argue that it needs to stay there.

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