Primary Education

 
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Primary education in Ireland consists of eight years of schooling spread over four levels/stages-junior infants to sixth class. The Primary Curriculum (1999) is presented in seven curriculum areas comprising 12 subjects. The Irish primary education system aims to provide a holistic education to enable the child to live their lives to the full and to realise their potential as a unique individual.

Curriculum

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The Primary School Curriculum was developed by the NCCA and launched in 1999. The issue of curriculum overload resulted in the re-presentation of materials for a number of subjects.

Assessment, Reporting and Transfer

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Find out more about the range of supports for schools using assessment as part of daily classroom practice.

Review and research

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Check out published documents that focus on a range of issues concerning the development of primary education.