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 Period Dignity surveys highlight positive changes in NI schools

Published: 01/05/2024, 2:15pm

Over 1,300 pupils and teaching professionals participated in the latest Council for the Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment’s (CCEA) Period Dignity Pilot Scheme surveys.

CCEA provides update to Education Minister on curriculum and examinations during visit

Published: 28/03/2024, 5:30pm

Today, (28 March), Education Minister Paul Givan MLA, met with members of the Council for the Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment (CCEA) and its staff to receive an update on preparation for this year’s summer GCSE, AS and A level examinations.

New Financial Education Guidance Launched to Support Teaching in Schools

Published: 05/03/2024, 2:45pm

Today (5 March 2024) the Money and Pensions Service (MaPS), supported by CCEA, launched new free guidance to help schools deliver a quality financial education.

Past CCEA Events

There are currently no events scheduled. 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