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3(1)Section 76 of the 2002 Act (interpretation of Part 6) is amended as follows.E+W
(2)For the definition of “assessment arrangements” substitute—
““assessment arrangements”, in relation to a key stage, means the arrangements for assessing pupils in respect of that stage for the purpose of ascertaining what they have achieved in relation to the attainment targets for that stage;”.
(3)Omit the definitions of “early learning goals”, “the foundation stage”, and “pupil”.
(4)In the definition of “school year”, omit the words from “and has a corresponding” to the end.
4Omit section 77 of the 2002 Act (meaning of “nursery education” and related expressions).E+W
5In section 78 of the 2002 Act (general requirements in relation to the curriculum), omit subsection (2).E+W
6(1)Section 79 of the 2002 Act (duty to implement general requirements) is amended as follows.E+W
(2)For subsections (1) and (2) substitute—
“(1)The Secretary of State shall exercise his functions with a view to securing that the curriculum for every maintained school or maintained nursery school satisfies the requirements of section 78.
(2)Every local education authority in England shall exercise their functions with a view to securing that the curriculum for every maintained school or maintained nursery school which they maintain satisfies the requirements of section 78.”
(3)In subsection (4)(b), omit the words from “or the” to “nursery school”.
(4)Omit subsection (5).
7(1)Section 80 of the 2002 Act (basic curriculum for maintained school) is amended as follows.E+W
(2)In subsection (1)(b), for “who have attained the age of three” substitute “ who have ceased to be young children for the purposes of Part 1 of the Childcare Act 2006 ”.
(3)In subsection (2)(a), for “a nursery class in a primary school” substitute “ pupils who are under compulsory school age ”.
8Omit section 81 of the 2002 Act (the foundation stage).E+W
9Omit section 83 of the 2002 Act (curriculum requirements for the foundation stage).E+W
10(1)Section 87 of the 2002 Act (establishment of National Curriculum by order) is amended as follows.E+W
(2)For subsection (1) substitute—
“(1)The Secretary of State shall so exercise the powers conferred by subsection (3) as to revise the National Curriculum for England whenever he considers it necessary or expedient to do so.”
(3)Omit subsection (2).
(4)In subsection (4), omit—
(b)in paragraph (a), the words “the foundation stage or” and “educational programme or”, and
(c)in paragraph (b), the words from “(or the timetables” to “education)”.
(5)In subsection (5), omit “(2) or”.
(6)Omit subsection (6).
(7)In subsection (8), omit “(2)(c) or”.
(8)In subsection (10), omit—
(a)“(6) or”, and
(b)in paragraph (a) the words from “or” to “provided”.
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11Omit section 89 of the 2002 Act (implementation in respect of nursery schools etc.).E+W
12(1)Section 90 of the 2002 Act (development work and experiments) is amended as follows.E+W
(2)In subsection (1), omit “or maintained nursery school”.
(3)In subsection (3), omit “or a maintained nursery school”.
13In section 93 of the 2002 Act (temporary exceptions for individual pupils), in subsections (1) and (5), omit “or maintained nursery school”.E+W
14In section 94 of the 2002 Act (information concerning directions under section 93), in subsection (4)(a), omit “or maintained nursery school”.E+W
15In section 96 of the 2002 Act (procedure for making certain orders and regulations), in subsection (1)(a)—E+W
(a)omit “83(3)”, and
(b)for “87(2)(a) or (b) or (3)(a) or (b)” substitute “ 87(3)(a) or (b) ”.
16In section 210 of the 2002 Act (orders and regulations)—E+W
(a)omit subsection (3)(c), and
(b)in subsection (5)(b), for “87(2)(c) or (3)(c)” substitute “ 87(3)(c) ”.
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