Key Stages 1 & 2

Age 6–11

Key Stage 1 (primary school Years 3 and 4) builds on Foundation Stage experiences, and Key Stage 2 (primary school Years 5, 6 and 7) builds on Key Stage 1 experiences. As children progress through these stages, they move from informal to more formal learning.

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Curriculum at Key Stages 1 and 2

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 Stages 1 and 2 is set out under the following Areas of Learning and Whole Curriculum Skills and Capabilities.

The Development Pathway

Latest News

CCEA launches Minecraft Competition for NI Primary Schools

Published: 17/10/2019, 8:53am

Primary schools across Northern Ireland are in with a chance of winning some great prizes for their classrooms, thanks to an innovative Minecraft Competition set by the Council for the Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment (CCEA) in collaboration with Microsoft Education.

Celebrating Our Sports

Published: 10/10/2019, 12:06pm

Key Stage 2 pupils set to benefit from exploring shared heritage through new educational resource, ‘Celebrating Our Sports’.

New look e-newsletters launched

Published: 09/10/2019, 12:33pm

September 2019 saw the re-launch of CCEA’s Primary and Post-Primary e-newsletters to accompany the existing Foundation-Stage and SEN e-newsletters.

Woven in Ulster: Ulster-Scots and the Story of Linen

Published: 08/02/2018, 2:43pm
CCEA in association with The Ulster Scots Agency, has developed a new web based World Around Us resource