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A CURRICULUM FOR EXCELLENCE

Curricular Areas

Area Development Lines No.


Literacy & English • Listening & Talking
• Reading 1
• Writing
Mathematics • Number, Money, Measure
• Shape, Position, Movement 2
• Information Handling
Science • Planet Earth
• Energy in the Environment
• Forces & Motion
• Life and Cells 3
• Communication
• Materials
• Topical Science
Social Studies • People, Past & Societies
• People, Place & Environment 4
• People in Society, Economy & Business
Technologies • Technologies 5
Health & Well Being • Food & Health
• Relationships, Sexual Health & Parenthood
• Substance Misuse 6
• Physical Education, physical activity and sport
• Mental, Emotional, Social & Physical Well Being
Expressive Arts • Art and Design
• Music
7
• Drama
• Dance
Modern Languages • Listening & Talking
• Reading 8
• Writing
Religious and Moral • Christianity
Education • Other World Religions
• Development of beliefs and values
9
Religious Education in • Catholic Christianity
• Other World Religions
Catholic Schools
Enterprise • Careers Education
• The Working Environment 10
• Entrepreneurial and Enterprise Activities

Curriculum Levels

Level Stage
Early Pre-school and P1

First To the end of P4, but earlier for some children

Second To the end of P7, but earlier for some children

Third
and S1-S3, but earlier for some. The fourth level broadly equates to SCQF level 4. In most curriculum areas,
Fourth the fourth level experiences and outcomes are intended to provide possibilities for choice, and young
people’s programmes will not include all of the fourth level outcomes. Further guidance will be published
within the Building the Curriculum series.

Senior S4-S6
Phase