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First subjects announced for BBC digital curriculum service


Category : Learning
Date : 01.06.2004
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The school 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 learning difficulties.

 

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 producers.

Further information about the digital curriculum is available on About the BBC.



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