Irish Education System - Department of Education and Skills.
Secondary education is indeed a game. And it's an unfair one too, given that the students best positioned to win are those with the financial resources to buy extra help if required, from grind.
For full details of the curriculum for Key Stage 3, see the Statutory Curriculum at Key Stage 3: Rationale and Detail. You can also view the key legislation behind the curriculum (statutory rule 46, 2007) at The Education (Curriculum Minimum Content) Order (Northern Ireland) 2007 and other statutory documents in the Legislation and Circulars section.
Education in Northern Ireland is similar to the structure set up in England, with a few key differences. For instance, the age of a child on 1 July determines when they need to start school, whereas in England and Wales it is 1 September. Also, all Northern Irish schools follow the Northern Ireland Curriculum, which is based on the National Curriculum used in England and Wales.
EDUCATION SYSTEM IN THE UK Across the UK there are five stages of education: early years, primary, secondary, Further Education (FE) and Higher Education (HE). Education is compulsory for all children between the ages of 5 (4 in Northern Ireland) and 16. FE is not compulsory.
Education System in Ireland Check out all our Education System Resources below by level or by topic. Education Resources - by Level Pre-School. Primary. Secondary. Exams. Education Resources - by Topic. Find a Primary School. Find a Secondary School. Find a Pre-school. Primary Curriculum.
A clear evolution of education within Ireland is presented in the book, including recurring issues such as religion, national identity and the position of the state. For example, the complex issue of how, and if, religion can coexist with education is explored, as well as how the answer to this has developed over previous decades following changing demographics and circumstances across the.
And amidst these arguments over a divided or shared education system, let us not forget the other great elephant in the room; class. Northern Ireland still has the 11 plus, academic selection for entrance to post-primary education, and on the whole pupils from more affluent socio-economic backgrounds go on to grammar schools, and those from less privileged backgrounds, go to non-grammars.