Definition of foundation subjects in English:

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foundation subjects

plural noun

The subjects which form the basis of the National Curriculum, including (or loosely, those other than) the compulsory core subjects.
Example sentences
  • Schools may choose to deliver foundation subjects weekly or to block teaching time and perhaps cover history during one term and geography in another.
  • However, the CBA strongly opposed a proposal that in-depth training for primary teachers should be restricted to English, maths and science, with only superficial training in a range of other foundation subjects.
  • The foundation subjects for the 2005 Course will be business studies, mathematics and computer science.
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