Curriculum Skills and Capabilities

The curriculum emphasises the development of the following Whole Curriculum Skills and Capabilities for lifelong learning and contributing effectively to society:

Cross-Curricular Skills

  • Communication
  • Using Mathematics
  • Using Information and Communications Technology

Thinking Skills and Personal Capabilities

  • Managing Information*
  • Thinking, Problem-Solving and Decision-Making
  • Being Creative*
  • Working with Others
  • Self Management.

*At Key Stage 4 Managing Information and Being Creative do not appear as statutory parts of the curriculum, although they may remain relevant to learning.

The goal is not to teach each of these skills in isolation, without a context; rather, they are embedded in all parts of the curriculum. Pupils should have opportunities to acquire, develop and demonstrate the skills in ways that suit the methodology of individual subjects.

For more details relevant to each Key Stage, see: