The Purpose of the Curriculum
The purpose of the curriculum is encapsulated in the four capacities – to enable each child or young person to be a successful learner, a confident individual, a responsible citizen and an effective contributor.
The curriculum aims to ensure that all children and young people in Scotland develop the knowledge, skills and attributes they will need if they are to flourish in life, learning and work, now and in the future.
The curriculum should be designed on the basis of the following principles:
Challenge and enjoyment
Personalisation and choice
Experiences and Outcomes
The title ‘experiences and outcomes’ recognises the importance of the quality and nature of the learning experience in developing attributes and capabilities and in achieving active engagement, motivation and depth of learning.
An outcome represents what is to be achieved. The experiences and outcomes are set out in lines of development which describe progress in learning.
They are organised into the eight curriculum areas:
Health and wellbeing
Religious and moral education
Should you wish more information about the curriculum then please come and ask us or request it through the tear off slips on our newsletters. We have our Curriculum Evening every September and parents always evaluate this to be very informative and helpful.