20 Jan '11, 10pm

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LONDON - Children in England will be expected to learn about the country's kings and queens, read great works of literature and master mental arithmetic under the biggest shake-up of the national curriculum for more than 20 years. A major review of school subjects - launched yesterday - is expected to lead to a focus on the essential knowledge pupils should grasp at each key stage of their education. The move is intended to reverse more than a decade of dumbing down of primary and secondary school subjects in favour of trendy skills-based lessons and "cross-curricular themes". Launching the review, the coalition government said that the previous government stripped vital content from the national curriculum, leaving pupils with a poor understanding of English literature, maths, science, foreign languages, history and geography. Reforms introduced in 2007 saw key historical...

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