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The Education (Northern Ireland) Order 1996

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Compulsory contributory subjects in key stage 4

35.—(1) For Schedule 2 to the 1989 Order (compulsory contributory subjects) there shall be substituted the Schedule set out in Schedule 3 to this Order.

(2) In Article 7(2) of the 1989 Order in sub-paragraph (a) after the word “practicable” there shall be inserted “in relation to key stages 1,2 and 3” and after that sub-paragraph there shall be inserted—

(aa)to set in place as soon as is practicable in relation to key stage 4—

(i)programmes of study in relation to all the compulsory contributory subjects;

(ii)assessment arrangements in relation to all the compulsory contributory subjects in which pupils are required under Article 6(3) to be assessed;.

(3) In Article 7(3) of the 1989 Order for the definition of “assessment arrangements” there shall be substituted—

“assessment arrangements”—

(i)

in relation to subjects taught to pupils in key stage 1,2 or 3, means the arrangements for assessing pupils at or near the end of each key stage for the purpose of ascertaining what they have achieved in relation to the attainment targets for that key stage;

(ii)

in relation to subjects taught to pupils in key stage 4, means the arrangements for assessing pupils at or near the end of key stage 4 for the purpose of ascertaining what they have achieved in that key stage..

(4) In Article 9(1A) of the 1989 Order for the words “attainment targets and programmes of study” there shall be substituted the words “programmes of study”.

(5) In column 2 of Schedule 1 to the 1989 Order—

(a)the entry “Home Economics” shall be omitted from the list of subjects against the area of study called Science and Technology; and

(b)at the end of the list of subjects against the area of study called the Environment and Society there shall be added the following entries—

  • Home Economics

  • Economics

  • Social and Environmental Studies.

(6) This Article has effect in place of Article 45 of the [1993 NI 12.] Education and Libraries (Northern Ireland) Order 1993 (which has not come into operation) and accordingly that Article is hereby repealed.

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