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Curriculum Studies

Curriculum Studies is interrelated with the other components of the BEd Primary programme and provides a basis of understanding for professional and personal development.  It not only provides knowledge and understanding in areas of the Northern Ireland Curriculum but through its modules develops students' intellectual, practical and transferable skills.


Primary students will study all Areas of Learning (AoL) of the Foundation, Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 Northern Ireland Curriculum and the theoretical principles which underpin effective primary practice.  (Language and Literacy, Mathematics and Numeracy, The Arts (Art and Design, Music, Drama), The World Around Us, PDMU, Physical Education, Religious Education).  Additionally Primary students have an opportunity to develop specialist expertise in a particular Area of Learning of the NI Curriculum.