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Curriculum (Programmes of Study and Attainment Target in Music at Key Stages 3 and 4) Order (Northern Ireland) 1996

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1.—(1) This Order may be cited as the Curriculum (Programmes of Study and Attainment Target in Music at Key Stages 3 and 4) Order (Northern Ireland) 1996.

(2) Subject to paragraph (3), this Order shall come into operation on 1st September 1996.

(3) The provisions of this Order relating to the fourth key stage shall come into operation on 1st August 1997 in respect of pupils in the second year of that key stage.


2.  The Curriculum (Programme of Study and Attainment Targets in Music) Order (Northern Ireland) 1995(1) is hereby revoked.


3.  In this Order “the Document” means the document published by Her Majesty’s Stationery Office entitled “Key Stages 3 and 4, Programmes of Study and Attainment Target, Music”(2).

Specification of the programmes of study and attainment target

4.  It is hereby directed that the provisions relating to the programmes of study and the attainment target set out in the Document shall have effect as provided in Articles 5 to 7 for the purpose of specifying in relation to Music—

(a)programmes of study; and

(b)the attainment target.

5.  The programmes of study for the third and fourth key stages are specified in relation to those key stages as set out in the Document.

6.  The attainment target described in the Document is specified in relation to the third key stage.

7.  The contents printed in italics in the Document or which are not printed on a tinted background serve to illustrate the programmes of study and the attainment target described and do not form part of the provisions which have effect by virtue of this Order.

Sealed with the Official Seal of the Department of Education on 29th July 1996.


C. Jendoubi (Mrs.)

Assistant Secretary

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