Key Stage 4

Age 14–16 / Qualifications

At Key Stage 4 (post-primary Years 11 and 12), pupils build on their learning from Key Stage 3. Pupils meet the statutory curriculum requirements through compulsory Areas of Learning and optional courses that lead to general and/or applied qualifications.

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Curriculum at Key Stage 4

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 4 is set out under the following Areas of Learning and Whole Curriculum Skills and Capabilities.

The Development Pathway

Latest News

Coursework and Controlled Assessment (Internal Assessment) for CCEA Qualifications

Published: 27/03/2020, 6:30pm

The Council for the Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment (CCEA) has issued the following guidance to centres.

CCEA update on the cancellation of the summer 2020 examinations

Published: 26/03/2020, 5:00pm

CCEA are rapidly working up plans to implement the arrangements that the Minister of Education has set out for us.

CCEA statement on the cancellation of the summer examinations 2020

Published: 19/03/2020, 5:45pm

CCEA welcomes the clarity from the Minister of Education regarding school closures and cancellation of the summer examinations timetable.

January 2020 Examination Series - Issue of Results for GCSE

Published: 03/03/2020, 5:00pm

Electronic results files for GCSE will be available for centres to download from the A2C Migration Application on Wednesday 4 March 2020.

The results are for release to candidates on Thursday 5 March 2020.

NI’s Young Film-makers and Animators Celebrated at CCEA’s Moving Image Arts Showcase

Published: 29/11/2019, 12:02pm

It was lights, camera and action for Northern Ireland’s most creative young film makers and animators at CCEA’s Moving Image Arts Showcase 2019.

Past CCEA Events

There are currently no events scheduled due to Corona Virus (COVID-19). Here are some that CCEA recently held:

  • 26 Mar

    CCEA GCSE Mathematics Support Event

    Corr's Corner Hotel315 Ballyclare RoadNewtownabbeyBT36 4TQ
  • 27 Mar

    Primary - Key Stage 3: 'Whet your Appetite with a Webinar' - Group Work – What is it and how to do it better (CCEA - Curriculum)

    Online Webinar
  • 02 Apr

    CCEA GCE Mathematics/Further Mathematics Support Event

    Corr's Corner Hotel315 Ballyclare RoadNewtownabbeyBT36 4TQ
  • 02 Apr

    CCEA A2 EEP Webinar A2 Geography

    WEBINAR
  • 04 Apr

    CCEA GCE Mathematics/Further Mathematics Support Event

    Glenavon Hotel52 Drum RoadCookstownBT80 8JQ