Category : Learning
Date : 01.06.2004
subjects to be covered by the BBC's digital curriculum service when
it launches in January 2006 have been announced.
During the first year the following subjects will launch:
Maths for ages 5-7; English for ages 5-7 and 7-9; Science
for ages 5-7 and 7-9; Geography for ages 7-9 and 11-14; Design and Technology
for ages 11-14; History for ages 5-7 and 9-11; Modern Foreign Languages
(French) for ages 11-14; Religious Education for ages 7-9; Music for
ages 7-9; Physical Education for ages 9-11; Statistics for ages 14-16;
Business Studies for ages 14-16; Financial capability for ages 14-16;
Citizenship and its equivalent subjects in England, Scotland, Wales
and Northern Ireland for ages 9-11 years.
Also covered will be Field Studies for those with severe
In addition the BBC is planning to produce Welsh versions
of Science, RE, Music, History, Maths and Geography, and Scots Gaelic
and Irish Gaelic versions of Maths and Geography.
Other subjects will be added to the digital curriculum
service in future years.
The digital curriculum is a new public service from
the BBC due to launch in 2006, following pilots in schools during 2005.
The new BBC service will use the power of interactivity to provide a
range of compelling and exciting multi-media content.
Students will be offered a mix of digital learning resources
including video, flash animations, interactive games, printable worksheets,
text pages and illustrations providing a variety of ways to learn.
This free and accessible service for all pupils, teachers and parents
will be available at home, in the classroom and at venues throughout
the community in the UK, and will offer online material on a range of
subjects with 50 per cent of all content commissioned from external
Further information about the digital curriculum is available on About