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Answered By: Jennifer Dumbelton Last Updated: Jun 20, 2017 Views: 35752
The National Curriculum needs to be appropriately referenced like any other report. The author is usually the Government 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 University of Worcester recommend the Cite Them Right (10th edition) Harvard style for the majority of students (please see the referencing page for further information).
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).
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).