Without losing sight of the initial objectives, this stage extends the challenges offered and the demands to be faced. The curriculum becomes more specialized with the addition of new knowledge and skill training. Therefore, the emphasis on core skills continues, but increasingly these skills are used to seek and find information and solve problems. The use of new technologies in science and development of practical skills through art and craft initiate the children into the modern world.
The level of demand in terms of self-discipline and personal organization are raised and responsibilities are increased at both individual and group levels.