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PART 1WLocal curriculum for pupils in Key Stage 4

GeneralW

1InterpretationW

(1)Section 97 of the Education Act 2002 (c. 32) (interpretation of Part 7) is amended in accordance with this section.

(2)After the definition of “attainment targets”, insert—

course of study” means a course of education or training which leads to a qualification or set of qualifications approved under section 99 of the Learning and Skills Act 2000 for the purposes of section 96 of that Act;.

(3)After the definition of “key stage”, insert—

“local curriculum” and “local curricula” are to be construed in accordance with section 116A and, in relation to a pupil's school, “local curriculum” means–

(a)where the [F1local authority] by which the school is maintained has formed a single local curriculum under section 116A, that local curriculum; or

(b)where the [F1local authority] by which the school is maintained has formed more than one local curriculum under section 116A, the local curriculum in respect of which the school is designated under section 116C(2);.

(4)After the definition of “maintained nursery school”, insert—

“maintained secondary school”, in sections 116A to 116K, means a maintained school which is a secondary school unless it is a community or foundation special school which is maintained by a [F1local authority] in Wales;.

(5)After the definition of “pupil”, insert—

regulations” means regulations made by the Welsh Ministers;

“school”, in sections 116E to 116H, in relation to a pupil, means the maintained secondary school of which he or she was a registered pupil when he or she made an election under section 116D(1);.

Textual Amendments

Commencement Information

I1S. 1 in force at 7.12.2009 by S.I. 2009/3174, art. 2(1)(a)

2Duty to implement general requirementsW

(1)Section 100 of the Education Act 2002 (c. 32) (duty to implement general requirements) is amended in accordance with this section.

(2)Omit “and” at the end of subsection (4)(a) and insert “ , and ” at the end of subsection (4)(b).

(3)After subsection (4)(b), insert—

(c)functions conferred by this Part in relation to the local curriculum or curricula for a local education authority's area.

Commencement Information

I2S. 2 in force at 1.1.2010 by S.I. 2009/3174, art. 2(2)(a)

3Basic curriculum for every maintained school in WalesW

(1)Section 101 of the Education Act 2002 (c. 32) (basic curriculum for every maintained school in Wales) is amended in accordance with this section.

(2)Omit “and” at the end of subsection (1)(c).

(3)After subsection (1)(c), insert—

(ca)in the case of a secondary school, provision for education which satisfies the entitlements of registered pupils at the school under section 116E, and.

Commencement Information

I3S. 3 in force at 1.1.2010 by S.I. 2009/3174, art. 2(2)(b)