(in England and Wales) the curriculum of subjects taught in state schools progressively from 1989. There are ten foundation subjects: English, maths, and science (the core subjects); art, design and technology, geography, history, music, physical education, and a foreign language. Pupils are assessed according to specified attainment targets throughout each of four key stages. Schools must also provide religious education and , since 1999, lessons in citizenship Abbreviation NC
noun 1. the financial obligations of a national government resulting from deficit spending. noun 1. the total outstanding borrowings of a nation’s central government Also called (esp US) public debt The debt of the government; the amount of borrowing by the government to meet expenditures exceeding tax revenues. Note: A large national debt can inhibit […]
noun, U.S. Government. 1. an independent agency that stimulates the growth and development of the arts in the U.S. by awarding grants to individuals and organizations.
- National enterprise board
noun 1. a public corporation established in 1975 to help the economy of the UK. In 1981 it merged with the National Research and Development Council to form the British Technology Group NEB
noun 1. forested land owned, maintained, and preserved by the U.S. government.