Curriculum and assessment orders
The curriculum applies to all 12 years of compulsory education.
You can access the orders, which set out the curriculum and assessment arrangements, the other skills and the transitional reporting arrangements below:
Curriculum, examination and assessment circulars
These circulars provide guidance on specific matters.
Assessment arrangements to support the curriculum
Following consultation, the broad principles of the statutory assessment arrangements to support the curriculum (including the levels of progression for the cross-curricular skills) were agreed.
- New end of key stage assessment arrangements - letter to schools - 30 January 2013
- The Education (Levels of Progression for Key Stages 1, 2 and 3) Order (Northern Ireland) 2012
- Letter to schools - 17 December 2012