Curriculum for Excellence aims to provide an improved, more flexible and enriched curriculum for all children and young people from 3 – 18.
to enable each child or young person to be a Successful Learner, a Confident Individual, a Responsible Citizen and an Effective Contributor.
What are the curriculum areas in Curriculum for Excellence?
There are eight curriculum areas:-
Expressive Arts Religious and Moral Education
Health and Well Being Sciences
Languages (literacy) Social Studies
Mathematics (numeracy) Technologies
Learning is divided into two phases:
1. Broad General Education (BGE)
This phase is from Nursery to the end of Secondary School Year 3.
Learning is divided into levels.
The new levels are as follows:-
|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 & Fourth||S1-S3, but earlier for some|
2. Senior Phase
This phase is from Secondary School Year 4 and beyond
|Senior Phase||S4-S6 and college or other means of study|
As part of the developing skills for learning, life and work, young people will be offered careers information advice and guidance to ensure they leave school and enter a positive post-school destination of higher education, further education, pre-employment training, employment (including modern apprenticeships), activity agreement or volunteering.