Integrated schools follow the statutory Northern Ireland Curriculum. This means their students study the same subjects and topics as peers in non-integrated schools.
What makes Integrated Education different is the added focus schools place on delivering the curriculum in way that exposes students to different traditions and backgrounds.
Provision for History, Music and dancing which is reflective of both major traditions in Northern Ireland is promoted and additionally the selection of texts for English-language, literature and drama should illustrate the contributions of both of those writers born in Britain and those born in Ireland North and South. Arrangements for Irish games and language are usually provided on an optional basis and many schools have input from the Ulster Scots tradition.