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Implementation of the National Curriculum Key Stage 3 has been underway since the autumn of 1990.
Key Stage 4 will be phased in from the autumn of 1993. Some schools and colleges in the secondary sector
are adapting to the new demands, while others are still planning, or just waiting. This paper attempts
to summarise the situation as viewed by teachers who responded to a survey conducted in the spring of
The survey focussed on four areas of interest:
* in-service training.
It was carried out by analysis of a questionnaire largely based on National Curriculum documents. The
questionnaires were completed by Heads of Faculty or Department in the broad range of secondary
schools and colleges in the Leicestershire Education Authority.