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The Education and Libraries (Northern Ireland) Order 1993

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Compulsory contributory subjects in key stage 4

45.—(1) In Article 6 (compulsory contributory subjects) of the 1989 Order—

(a)in paragraph (2)(c) at the end there shall be added the words “(read with Schedule 2A)”;

(b)after paragraph (2) there shall be inserted the following paragraphs—

(2A) Schedule 2A sets out the lists of subjects or combinations of subjects referred to in column 4 of Schedule 2.

(2B) In Schedule 2A a reference to a subject followed by “(SC)” is a reference to that subject taught as a short course and any other reference in that Schedule to that subject is a reference to that subject taught as a full course.;

(c)for paragraph (5) there shall be substituted the following paragraph—

(5) In paragraph (2B) “full course” means a course of such content as to prepare pupils in key stage 4 for examination for the Northern Ireland General Certificate of Secondary Education or for examination at an equivalent standard and “short course” means a course of any lesser content.;

(d)in paragraph (6) at the end there shall be added the words “and Schedule 2A”.

(2) In Article 7 of the 1989 Order after paragraph (1) there shall be inserted the following paragraphs—

(1A) An order under paragraph (1) in relation to a compulsory contributory subject which may be taught as a short course shall specify separate attainment targets, programmes of study or assessment arrangements (as the case may be) for that subject taught as a short course and for that subject taught as a full course.

(1B) Nothing in paragraph (1A) shall be construed as restricting any power of the Department under paragraph (1) to prescribe different attainment targets, programmes of study or assessment arrangements for a compulsory contributory subject in relation to different pupils in the same key stage.

(1C) In paragraph (1A) “full course” and “short course” have the same meanings as in Article 6(5)..

(3) In Schedule 2 to the 1989 Order—

(a)“(A)” shall be omitted where it occurs after any entry in column 2, 3 or 4;

(b)the Note at the end of the Schedule shall be omitted;

(c)in column 4 for the entry “Technology and Design” there shall be substituted the following entry—

  • “One of the subjects from the list set out in paragraph 1 of Schedule 2A”;

    (d)

    in column 4 for the entry “History or Geography” there shall be substituted the following entry—

  • “One of the subjects or combinations of subjects from the list set out in paragraph 2 of Schedule 2A”;

    (e)

    in column 4 for the entry “Art and Design or Music or Drama” there shall be substituted the following entry—

  • “One of the subjects from the list set out in paragraph 3 of Schedule 2A”.

(4) After Schedule 2 to the 1989 Order there shall be inserted the Schedule set out in Schedule 3.

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