What is Curriculum for Excellence?
Curriculum for Excellence is transforming the way education is delivered for all 3-18 year olds – in nursery, primary, secondary, at college, workplace or communities, by providing a coherent, more flexible and enriched curriculum for young people aged 3-18. It takes a fresh approach to what, how and where young people learn. It aims to raise standards, improve knowledge and understanding and develop skills, closing the gap between the lowest and highest performers. Ultimately it aims to nurture young people as successful learners, confident individuals, effective contributors and responsible citizens: the four capacities of Curriculum for Excellence.
Curriculum for Excellence takes a fresh approach to what, how and where our pupils learn. It aims to raise standards, improve knowledge and develop skills, while closing the gap between the lowest and highest performers.
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The curriculum is delivered through learning in 8 curriculum areas:
- Expressive arts
- Health and wellbeing
- Religious and moral education
- Social studies
All staff have a responsibility to develop, reinforce and extend learning in the following areas.
New national qualifications are being developed to reflect the changes to the curriculum.
Interdisciplinary learning features in the curriculum with many opportunities available throughout the year.