Key Stage 3
Key Stage 3 applies to pupils aged 11–14 in school years 8, 9 and 10.
The Revised NI Curriculum is delivered through Areas of Learning organised as subjects and taught by subject specialists. Pupils’ experiences also include more enquiry-based, problem-centred, and decision-making activities.
This programme of study at KS3 reflects the requirements of the NI Curriculum, falling into nine areas of learning:
Business and Communications Systems
English and Literacy
Mathematics and Financial Capabilities
The Arts (Art and Design, Music and Drama)
Environment and Society (History and Geography)
Learning for Life and Work (Personal Development, Local & Global Citizenship, Employability and Home Economics)
Modern Languages (French)
Science and Technology
This KS3 curriculum is delivered through the use of a wide range of teaching and learning strategies which employ independent, paired and group work. Across all learning areas, pupils are encouraged to develop their skills in problem solving, self-management, managing information and working with others.