Tag Archives: Building Your Curriculum

The Senior Phase – Curriculum Structures

I am investigating what schools are considering with regards option choice in the Senior Phase. My own school is considering 6 options throughout S4/5/6 with 5 periods per option.  I would like to know what other schools around the country are considering (could you please also indicate which local authority your school belongs to).

New ByC resources!

New resources to support schools with their curriculum planning have recently been published on the LTS website:

1. A workshop which can be used with staff when creating or revisiting a curriculum plan. It brings together ideas from different schools (with room to add your own) and asks staff to consider how they might work in their own content.


2. This case study describes the journey Law Primary School took as they developed their curriculum plan. It is hyperlinked to all the resources and workshops they used too.


3. Two new versions of the strategic curriculum planner are available. One shows how you could link the strategic plan to HGIOS and the school improvement plan. The other shows how this tool could be used to focus on a particular aspect of CfE (in this case the three responsibility of all areas).


Interdisciplinary Learning

Wondering how interdisciplinary learning can contribute to the development of learning and skills in your class/school/establishment? Ths video considers some of the possibilities and practicalities of embedding interdisciplinary learning in your practice. You can find more information here on the LTS website:


A quick guide to Cloud 9, a curriculum planning approach

A 2 minute video which answers the following questions about using the Cloud 9 approach to curriculum planning:

What is it?

Why use it?

How migh you use it?

Where can you find out more?

See how Danestone Primary in Aberdeen used this approach by clicking below:


Quick guide to the Strategic Curriculum Planner

A 2 minute video which answers the following questions about the strategic curriculum planner:

What is it?

Why use it?

How might it be used?

Where can you find out more?

See how Wallacestone Primary School in Falkirk has used this approach by clicking below: