About EYFS & NCfE


Things to know about the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) and national curriculum for England (NCfE), widely known as the British curriculum

The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS), British curriculum, or the national curriculum of England (NCfE) framework as it is also known are curricula that have been adapted widely across the globe due to their diverse attributes. They have a holistic approach to education and includes an array of subjects including English, Maths, Science, Arts and Humanities. Students from all walks of life can enrol in these British Curricula as they provide a robust foundational knowledge structure and skill set for further study. While the framework outlines the core knowledge, the Beaconhouse group of schools designs and delivers engaging, stimulative teaching methodology to ensure all students are able to grasp and understand what is being taught.

The British curriculum framework, whilst have a strong and celebrated global reputation, it also instils spiritual, social, moral, and cultural development in children. It fosters creativity and growth, and provides a streamlined approach to gaining knowledge.

In the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS), the syllabus is broad yet balanced with a strong focus on child-centred learning which provides the essential educational building blocks for children’s educational development. As children progress, they move through the various Key Stages from 1 to 4 and as such the curriculum evolves and becomes more specialised offering a broad and balanced programme. The range of subjects that older children can focus on is vast and ranges from Arabic to Art, Economics to English Language/Literature, Maths to Music, Physical Education to Psychology and Science to Sociology.

Subjects taken at IGCSE will lead to a variety of further education pathway opportunities and are delivered under the UK governmental regulatory authority Ofqual, which is a clear and concise benchmark of quality making it easy for parents, students, teachers, schools, universities and employers to track progress and understand targets for future learning.

The tables below set out the statutory list of subjects and themes to be taught at each Key Stage.

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