The national core curriculum is the most important document for school work. It forms the basis for all instruction and educational work as well as the development and evaluation of the school.
The core curriculum supports the teachers in their planning work, instruction and evaluation. It is also a source of information, for instance, for the parents or guardians as well as the decision-makers of the municipality.
The core curriculum is both an administrative and pedagogical document: it is drawn up to define what and how instruction is given and how the work is done. There are separate curricula for pre-school education, basic education, and general upper secondary education.