Curriculum for Excellence is designed to achieve a transformation in education in Scotland by providing a coherent, more flexible and enriched curriculum from 3 to 18. The curriculum includes the totality of experiences which are planned for children and young people through their education, wherever they are being educated.
The curriculum aims to ensure that all children and young people in Scotland develop the knowledge, skills, values and attributes that they will need to flourish in life, learning and work.
The knowledge, skills, values and attributes learners will develop will allow them to demonstrate four key capacities – to be successful learners, confident individuals, responsible citizens and effective contributors.
The totality of experiences
The curriculum includes all of the experiences which are planned for children and young people through their education, wherever they are being educated. These experiences are grouped into four categories.
Curriculum areas and subjects
The curriculum areas are the organisers for setting out the experiences and outcomes. Each area contributes to the four capacities and consists of:
Numeracy, Literacy, Health and Well-Being, Religious and Moral Education, Sciences, Technologies, Social Studies and Expressive Arts
The curriculum should include space for learning beyond subject boundaries which will provide learners with the opportunity to develop insights and apply skills in a way and/or to a degree not offered through the study of a discrete curriculum area.
Ethos and life of the school
The starting point for learning is a positive ethos and climate of respect and trust based upon shared values with genuine engagement across the school community.
Opportunities for personal achievement
Children and young people need opportunities for achievements both in the classroom and beyond, giving them a sense of satisfaction and building motivation, resilience and confidence.
Added to this, because children learn through all of their experiences – in the family and community, pre-school centre, nursery and school – the curriculum aims to recognise and complement the contributions that these experiences can make.
Early Years Practitioners and Class Teachers share our curriculum throughout the year with families through our approaches to Profiling and Reporting. If you would like to find out more about our curriculum framework, contact the Head Teacher. There is also information for parents on: https://education.gov.scot/parentzone