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Education (Northern Ireland) Order 1998

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Other functions of the Council in relation to the curriculum, examinations and assessment

76.—(1) The Council shall—

(a)keep under review all aspects of the curriculum for grant-aided schools and all aspects of examinations and assessment;

(b)advise the Department on such matters concerned with the curriculum for grant-aided schools or with examinations and assessment as the Department may refer to it or as it may see fit;

(c)publish and disseminate, or secure or assist the publication and dissemination of, information relating to the curriculum for grant-aided schools or to examinations and assessment;

(d)produce, or secure or assist the production of, teaching materials for use in connection with the curriculum for grant-aided schools.

(2) The Council shall, with respect to persons under the age of 19 who are in full-time further education at an institution of further education—

(a)keep under review all aspects of the curriculum for institutions of further education and all aspects of examinations and assessment;

(b)advise the Department on such matters concerned with the curriculum for institutions of further education or with examinations and assessment as the Department may refer to it or as it may see fit;

(c)publish and disseminate, or secure or assist the publication and dissemination of, information relating to the curriculum for institutions of further education or to examinations and assessment;

(d)produce, or secure or assist the production of, teaching materials for use in connection with the curriculum for institutions of further education.

(3) The Council shall produce, or secure or assist the production of, guidance and teaching materials for use (whether at a school or any other premises) in connection with the curriculum for children who have attained the age of 2 but have not attained the lower limit of compulsory school age.

(4) The Council shall in connection with baseline assessment arrangements (within the meaning of Article 7) have the functions conferred on it by or under Article 9.

(5) In this Article “examination” includes any examination, test or assessment for an academic or vocational qualification.

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