A new curriculum framework for all Scottish educational establishments 3 - 18, called Curriculum for Excellence, will offer better educational outcomes for all young people and will provide more choices and more chances for those young people who need them.

The aims of Curriculum for Excellence are that every child and young person should:

Curriculum for ExcellenceKnow they are valued and will be supported to become

*a successful learner

*an effective contributor

*a confident individual


*a responsible citizen

Children will experience a traditionally broad Scottish curriculum which develops skills for learning, skills for life and skills for work. There wiil be  a sustained focus on literacy and numeracy, and an environment which encourages an active, healthy and environmentally sustainable lifestyle, building an appreciation of Scotland and its place in the world.

The experiences and outcomes under Curriculum for Excellence are written at five levels, with progression to qualifications described under the senior phase.

Early level - the pre school years and P1 or later for some
First level - to the end of P4, but earlier for some
Second level – to the end of P7, but earlier for some
Third and Fourth – S1 to S3, but earlier for some
Senior phase - S4-S6 and college or other means of study.

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