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: Technology and Design
Technology and Engineering have been identified as key areas that have the biggest role to play in terms of growing our economy. As a resultKS3GENEng
Platinum Jubilee 2022
In 2022, Queen Elizabeth II becomes the first British Monarch to celebrate a Platinum Jubilee after 70 years of service.KS1&2KS3SENEng
The accessibility and availability of essential care needed to support a period, in conjunction with the breaking of stigma and taboo around periods.KS1&2KS3KS4P16SENEngIM
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.