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Curriculum Rationale


The purpose of Curriculum for Excellence is to ensure that all the children and young people of Scotland develop the attributes, knowledge and skills they will need if they are to flourish in life, learning and work, now and in the future.
The changes brought about by Curriculum for Excellence should lead to improved quality of learning and teaching and increased attainment and achievement for all , including those who need additional support in their learning.

The aims of Curriculum for Excellence are that every child and young person should know they are valued and will be supported to become a successful learner, an effective contributor, a confident individual and a responsible citizen.

Furthermore , all children should experience a traditionally broad Scottish curriculum that develops skills for learning, skills for life and skills for work, with a sustained focus on literacy and numeracy, that encourages an active, healthy and environmentally sustainable lifestyle and that builds an appreciation of Scotland and its place in the world


The experiences and outcomes under Curriculum for Excellence are written at five levels, with progression to qualifications described under the senior phase.


Early Level – the pre school years and P1or later for some
First level – to the end of P4, but earlier for some
Second level – to the end of P7, but earlier for some
Third and Fourth – S1 to S3, but earlier for some
Senior phase – S4-S6 and college or other means of study.

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