Curriculum Review

In early 1999, the then Minister of Education was advised that the curriculum and the assessment arrangements should be reviewed. In the autumn of that year, the review began. The documents below show the progress and results of this review and consultation process.

Primary

Phase 1 2000 - 2001
Developing a Curriculum Framework

Proposals for changes to the Northern Ireland Curriculum Framework
117 KB - uploaded 22-02-2014

Report on the Consultation of the Phase 1 of the Curriculum Review
351KB - uploaded 22-02-2014

Phase 2 April 2002 - September 2003

Detailed Proposals for the Revised Primary Curriculum and its Assessment Arrangements
913 KB - uploaded 22-02-2014

Summary of Proposals for the Revised Primary Curriculum and its Assessment Arrangements
254 KB - uploaded 22-02-2014

Advice to Minister on changes to be made to the Northern Ireland Curriculum and its Assessment Arrangements (Key Stages 1-4)
218 KB - uploaded 22-02-2014

Letter from the Minister re: Statutory Primary Curriculum and Assessment 245
245 KB - uploaded 22-02-2014

Letter to Minister re: Statutory Curriculum and Assessment arrangements in Primary Schools
63 KB - uploaded 22-02-2014

Phase 3 June 2004

Letter from the Minister re: Review of Statutory Curriculum
63 KB - uploaded 22-02-2014

Archived Revised Curriculum Documents

Approved Primary Revised Curriculum Document
446 KB - uploaded 22-02-2014

Post-Primary

Phase 1 2000 - 2001
Developing a Curriculum Framework

Proposals for changes to the Northern Ireland Curriculum Framework
116 KB - uploaded 22-02-2014

Report on the Consultation of the Phase 1 of the Curriculum Review
351 KB - uploaded 22-02-2014

Phase 2 April 2002-September 2003
A New Approach to Curriculum and Assessment 11-16

Consultation April - November 2003 Curriculum Review - A new Approach to Curriculum and Assessment 11-16
332 KB - uploaded 22-02-2014

Review of the Northern Ireland Post-Primary Curriculum and its Assessment Arrangements Report of the Outcomes of Consultation 2002 at Key Stage 3
441 KB - uploaded 22-02-2014

Advice to Minister on changes to be made to the Northern Ireland Curriculum and its Assessment Arrangements (Key Stages 1-4)
218 KB - uploaded 22-02-2014

Letter to the Minister re: Statutory Curriculum and Assessment Arrangements in Key Stage 3
699 KB - uploaded 22-02-2014

Advice to the Minister for Education on Curriculum and Assessment at Key Stage 3
PDF 122 KB, March 2003 
This document accompanies the above letter (4)

Letter to the Minister re: Proposed Changes to the Statutory Curriculum at Key Stage 4
696 KB - uploaded 22-02-2014

Advice To The Minister on the form and content of the Statutory Curriculum at Key Stage 4
PDF 108 KB, April 2003
This document accompanies the above letter (6)

Letter from the Minister re advice on the changes to Curriculum and Assessment Arrangements at Key Stages 3 and 4
109 KB - uploaded 22-02-2014

Phase 3 October 2003
Pathways - Proposals for Curriculum and Assessment at Key Stage 3

Pathways was published in October 2003. It gives a detailed view of the proposals for the revised Northern Ireland Curriculum and Assessment at Key Stage 3.
62 KB - uploaded 22-02-2014

Pathways - Summary of the Outcomes of the Consultation (February 2004)
62 KB - uploaded 22-02-2014

Advice to the Minister on Curriculum and Assessment at Key Stage 3
283 KB - uploaded 22-02-2014

Advice to the Minister on statutory requirements at Key Stage 4
224 KB - uploaded 22-02-2014

How Your feedback shaped our advice
114 KB - uploaded 22-02-2014

Letter to Minister on Proposed changes to statutory curriculum and assessment arrangements at Key Stage 3 and to the statutory curriculum requirements at Key Stage 4
63 KB - uploaded 22-02-2014

Letter from the Minister RE: Review of Statutory Curriculum
PDF 62.9 KB, June 2004