Key Stage 3
At Key Stage 3 (post-primary Years 8, 9 and 10), the curriculum builds on the learning experiences that pupils bring from primary school. Pupils now attend classes in different subjects, and teachers typically teach specific subjects to pupils across the different Years.
Curriculum at Key Stage 3
The Northern Ireland Curriculum aims to empower young people to achieve their potential and to make informed and responsible decisions throughout their lives. The learning opportunities provided should help young people to develop as individuals, contributors to society and contributors to the economy and environment.
The statutory curriculum at Key Stage 3 is set out under the following Areas of Learning and Whole Curriculum Skills and Capabilities.
The Development Pathway
Featured Learning Resources
STEM Futures – Life and Health Sciences
The Life and Health sciences sector is one of Northern Ireland’s most important sectors. The sector combines all elements of Science and TechnologyKS3GENEng
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Supporting Teacher Education and Professional Learning
If you support teacher education or you’re a student teacher, early career teacher or established teacher, this section offers relevant support forFSKS1&2KS3KS4SENEng
CCEA is conducting two surveys, one for teachers and one for pupils, to gain insight into the implementation and impact of the Period Dignity Pilot Scheme since its launch in September 2021.
Today, Thursday 16 December 2021, CCEA has published the findings from the Period Poverty surveys, which assessed the frequency and extent of period poverty across schools and colleges in Northern Ireland.
On Thursday 25 November 2021 Education Minister Michelle McIveen launched a series of learning resources as part of the Department of Education’s (DE) NI100 Education Programme.