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The Education (National Curriculum) (Attainment Targets and Programmes of Study in English) (Wales) Order 2000

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1.—(1)  This Order may be cited as the Education (National Curriculum) (Attainment Targets and Programmes of Study in English) (Wales) Order 2000 and, subject to paragraph (2) below, shall come into force on 1st August 2000.

(2)  The provisions of this Order insofar as they relate to the fourth key stage shall come into force—

(a)on 1st August 2001 in respect of pupils in the first year of that key stage: and

(b)on 1st August 2002 in respect of all other pupils in that key stage.

(3)  In this Order—

“the Authority” means the Qualifications, Curriculum and Assessment Authority for Wales(1) (“yr Awdurdod”);

“the Document” means the document published by the Authority in 2000 entitled “English in the National Curriculum”(2) (“y Ddogfen”);

“the National Assembly” means the National Assembly for Wales (“y Cynulliad Cenedlaethol”); and

references to key stages shall be construed in accordance with section 355(1) of the Education Act 1996.

(4)  This Order applies only to schools in Wales.

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2.  The Education (National Curriculum) (Attainment Targets and Programmes of Study in English) Order 1995(3) shall cease to apply—

(a)on 1st August 2000 in respect of pupils in the first, second and third key stages;

(b)on 1st August 2001 in respect of pupils in the first year of the fourth key stage; and

shall be revoked on 1st August 2002.

Specification of attainment targets and programmes of study

3.  The National Assembly directs that the provisions relating to attainment targets and programmes of study set out in the Document shall have effect for the purpose of specifying the attainment targets and programmes of study in relation to English.

4.  The examples printed in italics in the Document (which serve to illustrate the programmes of study described therein) do not form part of the provision made by this Order.

Signed on behalf of the National Assembly under section 66(1) of the Government of Wales Act 1998(4)

D. Elis Thomas

The Presiding Officer of the National Assembly

10th April 2000

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