Cross-Curricular Skills at Key Stage 3

The cross-curricular skills of Communication, Using Mathematics, and Using Information and Communications Technology (ICT) are the bedrock skills through which young people access knowledge. These skills are developed across the curriculum and are the responsibility of all teachers. Emphasis is placed on transferring, applying and ‘using’ skills effectively, throughout the curriculum. Schools will be required to assess and report annually on each pupil’s progression in the Cross-Curricular Skills with reference to Levels of Progression. The Cross-curricular Skills are:

Communication Using Mathematics Using ICT

CCEA Task Support System

This website offers an opportunity to develop teaching resources and create a bank of school-based activities for your school, supported by teams of experienced teachers. This system offers a new, more user-friendly way to submit tasks for feedback. To access the system please click the following link:

CCEA Task Support System (requires log-in) This link will open in a new window

Useful Links

Assessing the Cross-Curricular Skills (Incoming Arrangements)