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The Scottish Government’s lifelong learning strategy aims to ensure that everyone develops the attributes, knowledge and skills they will need for life, learning and work. The curriculum is all the experiences that are planned for learners to support the development of these skills.

Scotland’s curriculum for 3-18 is designed to provide young people with the knowledge, skills and attributes they need for learning, life and work in the 21st century.

The Scottish Government have produced a range of information factfiles to support the implementation of A Curriculum for Excellence, these can be viewed below:

Curriculum for Excellence Levels
Level Stage
Early The pre-school years and P1, or later for some.
First To the end of P4, but earlier or later for some.
Second To the end of P7, but earlier or later for some.
Third and Fourth S1 to S3, but earlier for some.
 Children progress at different rates and some will attain levels more quickly than others.  Progress is described as:Secure -has achieved a breadth of learning across almost all of the experiences and outcomes for the levelConsolidating – has achieved a breadth of learning across many of the experiences and outcomes for the level Developing – has started to engage in the work of the new levelYour support as a key partner in learning is vital if your child is to reach his or her potential.

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