The curriculum emphasises the development of Cross-Curricular Skills and Thinking Skills and Personal Capabilities for lifelong learning and contributing effectively to society. These Whole Curriculum Skills and Capabilities are embedded in each Key Stage. Pupils should have opportunities to acquire, develop and demonstrate these skills in all areas of the curriculum.
Schools must also assess pupils in these skills and capabilities and report their progress to parents. See The Education (Pupil Reporting) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2009 for more information.