The National Curriculum in England

In this section you will find NSEAD's 'parallel' Art and Design curriculum. Running alongside the DfE's national curriculum, the NSEAD's 'Parallel Curriculum' offers primary and secondary schools a 'fit for purpose' 21st century art and design framework and curriculum.

This framework, written by NSEAD members, works in parallel to the DFE's 2013 curriculum – its pull-out tabs are accessible, whilst also showing the full depth, breadth and potential of our subject.

To help with your planning and documentation the NSEAD Parallel Curriculum has a glossary and is also available as a pdf.