With the new curriculum, the Technical Working Committee in partnership with the heads of DEPED, CHED and TESDA has given schools the K to 12 Curriculum Guide for minimum requirements, so, students with unfavorable conditions can still catch up with the standards.
The new curriculum requires that students must go through 5 stages: pre - school / kindergarten, elementary, junior high school, senior high school, and tertiary. Whether a high school student wishes to proceed to college or simply work, then, he has the competency skills to get employed.
The new curriculum has the following features:
- vertical continuum and horizontal articulation of competencies
- mother tongues as medium of instruction and as a learning area
- Spiral progression in Science and Math
- MAPEH (Music, Arts, Physical Education and Health) starts in Grade 1
It is hoped that the new curriculum can indeed produce holistically developed students and can make Filipino graduates competitive with other graduates from abroad.