Age 4 (Year 1) to Age 16 (Year 12)
The Curriculum and Your Child
The Northern Ireland Curriculum covers 12 years of education from age 4 (Year 1) to age 16 (Year 12). Its aim is to help every child to achieve their potential, focusing on their needs and how they learn, to develop what they know, understand and can do. All schools use the curriculum, so learning about it can help you understand your child’s educational journey.
The Development Pathway
Select the stage for your child’s age to find out more.