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Curriculum for Excellence- An Introduction

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Curriculum for Excellence aims to ensure that all children and young people aged from 3-18 in Scotland develop the attributes, knowledge and skills they will need to flourish in life, learning and work.

It promotes lifelong learning and is based on four capacities, which we aim to promote in all our learners. These are:

  • Successful learners
  • Effective contributors
  • Responsible citizens
  • Confident individuals

To develop these capacities the curriculum is organised as follows:

Curriculum areas and subjects– Each curricular area sets out ‘Experiences and Outcomes’ that describe the progress in learning pupils should make from 3-18. There are eight curricular areas-

  1. Expressive Arts
  2. Health & Wellbeing
  3. Languages (including Literacy & English and Modern Languages)
  4. Mathematics & Numeracy
  5. Religious & Moral Education
  6. Sciences
  7. Social Studies
  8. Technologies

Interdisciplinary learning – Focus upon learning beyond and across subject boundaries.

Ethos and life of the school – Focus upon shared values across the school community that develop respect and trust.

Personal achievement - Opportunities to achieve both in the classroom and beyond, to build motivation, resilience and confidence.

It is recognised that experiences in the family and community, pre-school centre, nursery and school all actively contribute to pupils’ development and should complement each other.

Through meetings, letters and updates to this website we will keep you updated on developments and how they will affect your child’s education.

Link: Education Scotland 

Link: Curriculum for Excellence

Link: Engage for Education CfE Films

File icon: pdf CfE Factfile- Parents as Partners [pdf 519KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf National Parent Forum of Scotland- CfE Structure Leaflet [pdf 2MB] Click to download

Curriculum for Excellence