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The Education (Curriculum Minimum Content) Order (Northern Ireland) 2007

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PART 6Key Stage 4

In addition to the Minimum Content for Learning and Life and Work and Physical Education, schools will be required to provide pupils with access to each of the areas of learning at Key Stage 4 set out above.

LEARNING FOR LIFE AND WORK

  • Employability

    Pupil should be enabled to:

    • explore self employment and identify relevant sources of support;

    • examine the impact of globalisation on employment;

    • investigate the recruitment and selection process, taking into account the rights and responsibilities of employees and employers;

    • consider how employees and employers might maintain an effective working environment;

    • investigate the increasing social responsibility of business in the community;

    • develop a personal career plan based on relevant information and guidance.

  • Personal Development

    Pupils should be enabled to:

    • develop an understanding of how to maximise and sustain their own health and well-being;

    • reflect on, and respond to, their developing concept of self, including managing emotions and reactions to on-going life experiences;

    • recognise, assess and manage risk in a range of real-life contexts;

    • develop their understanding of relationships and sexuality and the responsibilities of healthy relationships;

    • develop an understanding of the roles and responsibilities of parenting;

    • develop further their competence as discerning consumers in preparation for independent living.

  • Local and Global Citizenship

    Pupils should be enabled to:

    • respond to the specific challenges and opportunities which diversity and inclusion present in Northern Ireland and the wider world;

    • identify and exercise their rights and social responsibilities in relation to local, national and global issues;

    • develop their understanding of the role of society and government in safeguarding individual and collective rights in order to promote equality and to ensure that everyone is treated fairly;

    • develop their understanding of how to participate in a range of democratic processes;

    • develop awareness of key democratic institutions and their role in promoting inclusion, justice and democracy;

    • develop awareness of the role of non-governmental organisations.

PHYSICAL EDUCATION

Pupils should be enabled to:

  • plan and participate in a regular, frequent and balanced programme of physical activity that:

    • develops their interests and talents;

    • extends their knowledge, understanding and skills; and

    • contributes to, and helps sustain, a healthy and active lifestyle;

  • evaluate their own performances and that of others;

  • recognise and manage risk and apply safe principles and procedures before, during and after physical activity;

  • experience and understand different roles within a range of physical activities;

  • know how to access sporting and recreational opportunities in the local and wider community.

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