Curriculum for Excellence aims 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.

  • Through ‘Curriculum for Excellence’, young people will be given the best possible chance to realise their potential for a successful future.
  • Excellence in education means putting the child first and equipping every young person with the knowledge and skills most suited to their particular talents and aspirations.
  • A strong emphasis will be placed on literacy, numeracy, citizenship, health and well-being and the essential skills for life, learning and work.


“Wisdom, justice, compassion and integrity: the words which are inscribed on the mace in the Scottish Parliament have helped to define values for our democracy.”

Purposes of the Curriculum from 3-18

“Our aspiration for all children and for every young person is that they should be successful learners, confident individuals, responsible citizens and effective contributors to society and at work.”

Curriculum for Excellence offers:

  • A coherent curriculum framework
  • A 3-18 continuum of learning
  • Joining up of learners’ journeys
  • Easy transition between key stages
  • A focus on knowledge and skills

It allows us to prepare our children to respond to a fast changing world, to give them transferable skills – ‘future proof’ them! We strive to teach them how to learn – to investigate, analyse and collaborate.

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