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Ballytrea Primary School, Stewartstown, Dungannon

NI Curriculum

The Northern Ireland Curriculum was introduced in 2007 and covers all 12 years of compulsory education.

Some of its key features include the following:

  • It focuses on the learning process as well as the outcomes of education.
  • Schools and teachers have more flexibility to decide the topics and approaches that best suit their pupils; ‘the curriculum’ no longer implies a mandatory list of subject content that everyone must cover.
  • It gives equal emphasis to knowledge, understanding and skills – so while pupils are acquiring knowledge and skills, they also have opportunities to apply their learning practically.