Cross-curricular competencies represent goals that are common to the whole curriculum. They apply to all the broad areas of learning and are also closely linked to the subject areas. The Q.E.P. containes nine cross-curricular competencies grouped into four categories:
- Intellectual: To use information to solve problems, to exercise critical judgment and to use creativity.
- Methodological: To adopt effective work methods, to use information and communications technologies.
- Personal and Social: To construct his/her identity and to cooperate with others.
- Communication: To communicate appropriately with others.