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Key Stage 3

THE CURRICULUM AT KEY STAGE 3

The Objectives of the Northern Ireland Curriculum are to provide relevant learning experiences which help each young person to develop as an individual, a contributor to society, the economy and the environment.

It is intended that Subject strands within and across Areas of Learning will be linked more explicitly and effectively than in the past, in order to facilitate better learning.

Area Of Learning

Contributing Subjects

LANGUAGE and LITERACY

English, including Media Education

MATHEMATICS and NUMERACY

Mathematics, including Financial Capability

SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

Science, Technology and Design Information & Communication Technology

ENVIRONMENT and SOCIETY

History, Geography, Business Studies

THE ARTS

Art and Design, Music, Drama

MODERN LANGUAGES

French, Spanish, German

PHYSICAL EDUCATION

Physical Education

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION

Religious Education is provided in accordance with legal requirements.

SKILLS AND CAPABILITIES

The following Skills and Capabilities will be explicitly developed through all Areas of learning in the Curriculum:

  • Critical and Creative Thinking Skills

  • Personal and Interpersonal Skills

  • Communication

  • Application of Number

  • Information and Communications Technology