Schools - curriculum
Scottish education is changing with the introduction of Curriculum for Excellence, which aims to develop the four capacities in our children and young people:
- Confident Individuals
- Successful Learners
- Effective Contributors
- Responsible Citizens
These four capacities reflect the purpose of Curriculum for Excellence, the aim of which is to provide our children and young people with the best possible teaching and learning experiences that are more relevant to the changing world.
Curriculum for Excellence has been designed to ensure that children and young people are as fully engaged in their learning as possible whether in early years, primary or secondary school and at all crucial stages. It brings real life into the classroom and takes lessons beyond the classroom. It promises to support children in every way possible so that they can fulfil their potential and make the most of their opportunities.
Curriculum for Excellence is all about bringing real life into the classroom and taking lessons beyond it. Learning and teaching will still focus on subjects and knowledge.
Subject areas are:
- Expressive Arts
- Health and Wellbeing
- Religious and Moral Education
- Social studies
More information is available on these websites:
- Curriculum for Excellence 'Building the Curriculum' documents
- Information on the Experiences and Outcomes for Curricular Areas
- Glow, the world’s first national intranet for education
- Scottish Qualifications Authority
- Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework