A core entitlement of CfE is that all children shall receive a broad general education (BGE), from early years to the end of S3, before moving to a senior phase in S4 to S6, which will include studying for qualifications. This BGE should provide young people with a wide range of knowledge, skills and experiences on which they can draw, as their lives, careers and job opportunities continue to evolve.
The BGE phase of CfE is closely connected to the Senior Phase with the learning undertaken until the end of S3 to provide a strong foundation for specialising in a range of subjects. In the Senior Phase, young people will have the opportunity to take qualifications and courses that suit their ability and interests.
The curricular areas which will be followed within the BGE are:
Literacy, Numeracy and Health and Wellbeing, which are the responsibility of all. English, Mathematics, Modern Languages, Sciences, Social Studies, Expressive Arts and Religious and Moral Education.