Council for the Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment

Download Thinking Cards

Every school in Northern Ireland will have received multiple packs of the following sets of Thinking Cards:

  • primary schools - Set 1 and Set 2;
  • post-primary schools - Set 2 and Set 3; and
  • schools for pupils with moderate learning difficulties (MLD) - Set 1, Set 2 and Set 3.

All three sets of cards are also available here for you to print off or display on an interactive whiteboard or data projector. This may be particularly useful when you introduce pupils to the cards. It can also help to focus pupils on a particular card during a class activity and allows them to access the cards at home.

The Thinking Cards Index is a guide to help you select an appropriate card at a glance.