HC Deb 23 April 1996 vol 276 c95W
Mrs. Lait

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment what opportunities there are in the national curriculum to teach risk assessment. [25254]

Mr. Paice

Under the national curriculum for mathematics, pupils are taught from the age of seven to develop an understanding of probability, and older pupils are taught to estimate and calculate the probability of events. Pupils use real contexts in the mathematics classroom, which enables them to expand their understanding of mathematics and its application, and helps prepare them for adult life.