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Curriculum for Excellence

What is Curriculum for Excellence?

Curriculum for Excellence is bringing learning to life in the way education is delivered for all 3-18 year olds – in nursery, primary, secondary, at college, workplace or community learning. It takes a fresh approach to what, how and where young people learn. It aims to raise standards, improve knowledge 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.

Why is change needed?

The world is changing fast. Today’s young person may have 10-14 jobs by the time they are 38. We need to prepare learners for jobs that don’t exist, using technology that hasn’t been invented to solve problems we can’t yet imagine. We aim to equip young people with knowledge, confidence and skills, giving them a competitive edge in a global job market.

The Curriculum Rationale document here sets out the full detail of our new curriculum from S1-S6.  This will always be subject to review as we continue to go through this period of change.

PDF icon Curriculum Rationale 2016