Answered By: Jennifer Dumbelton
Last Updated: Dec 06, 2016     Views: 12420

The National Curriculum needs to be appropriately referenced like any other report. The author is usually the current Governmental department for Education, currently called Department for Education (DfE). The latest documentation and information about the National Curriculum is available at https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/national-curriculum.

The Cite Them Right (10th edition) Harvard style is recommended for all students starting their course in September 2016 or later. If you are a pre-September 2016 student, you can continue to use the 2015 University of Worcester Harvard style if you wish. Pick one style and use it throughout your work.

  Primary Secondary
Cite Them Right (10th edition) Harvard style

Department for Education (2013) The National   Curriculum in England: Key Stages 1 and 2         framework document. Available at: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/     national-curriculum-in-england-primary-curriculum (Accessed: 6 December 2016).

Department for Education (2014) The National   Curriculum in England: Key Stages 3 and 4         framework document. Available at: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/     national-curriculum-in-england-secondary-curriculum (Accessed: 6 December 2016).
2015 University of Worcester Harvard style Department for Education (2013) The National   Curriculum in England: Key Stages 1 and 2         framework document. [Online] Available from: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/ national-curriculum-in-england-primary-curriculum [Accessed 6 December 2016]. Department for Education (2014) The National   Curriculum in England: Key Stages 3 and 4         framework document. [Online] Available from: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/ national-curriculum-in-england-secondary-curriculum [Accessed 6 December 2016].

 

Some of the archived documents and links are still available for previous curricula, if you know where to look. For example, try this document for details about the old QCA schemes of work, available on the National Archives site. Always use the name of the government department that existed at the time of publication; for example, the author of the 1999 National Curriculum would be Department for Education and Employment (DfEE).