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CURRICULUM

Curriculum for Excellence (CfE) is the name for the education system in Scotland, covering nurseries, schools, colleges and community learning. 

“Curriculum for Excellence has been introduced to raise standards of learning and teaching for all 3 to 18 year olds.  It aims to help prepare children and young people in knowledge and skills they need in a fast changing world”

Education Scotland – What is Curriculum for Excellence? (Opens New Window)

 4-capacities

The purpose of the curriculum is to enable all young people to become:

Successful Learners

Confident Individuals

Effective Contributors

Responsible Citizens

The framework is designed to be flexible to permit careful planning for those with additional support needs, including those who have a learning difficulty and those who are particularly able or talented.

LEVEL

STAGE

EARLY

The Pre-school years and Primary 1, later for some.

FIRST

To the end of Primary 4, but earlier or later for some.

SECOND

To the end of Primary 7, but earlier or later for some.

THIRD/FOURTH

S1 to S3, but earlier for some.  The fourth level broadly equates to Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework level 4.  The fourth level experiences and outcomes are intended  to provide possibilities for choice and young people’s programmes will not include all of the fourth level outcomes.

SENIOR PHASE

S4 to S6, and college or other means of study.

Curricular Areas

The curriculum is delivered through the following curricular areas:

Expressive Arts

Health and Wellbeing

Languages

Mathematics

Religious and Moral Education

Sciences

Social Studies

Technologies

All of these help to meet the four capacities (Confident Individuals, Effective Contributors, Responsible Citizens and Successful Learners).

 

For more information on Curriculum for Excellence please visit the Education Scotland website (by clicking on the link) below where you will find more detailed information as well as links to the experiences and outcomes.

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