Curriculum for Excellence

We follow the Curriculum for Excellence

Curriculum for Excellence is intended to help children and young people gain the knowledge, skills and attributes needed for life in the 21st century, including skills for learning, life and work.
Its purpose is often summed up as helping children and young people to become:

  • Successful learners
  • Confident individuals
  • Responsible citizens
  • Effective contributors.

These are referred to as the four capacities.
What is the curriculum and what does it include?
Curriculum for Excellence is designed to achieve a transformation in education in Scotland by providing a coherent, more flexible and enriched curriculum from 3 to 18. The term curriculum is understood to mean – everything that is planned for children and young people throughout their education, not just what happens in the classroom.
Curriculum for Excellence includes four contexts for learning:

  • Curriculum areas and subjects
  • Interdisciplinary learning
  • Ethos and life of the school
  • Opportunities for personal achievement.

Key elements
Curriculum levels and stages
The curriculum has two stages: the broad general education (from the early years to the end of S3) and the senior phase (S4 to S6).
The broad general education has five levels (early, first, second, third and fourth). The senior phase is designed to build on the experiences and outcomes of the broad general education, and to allow young people to take qualifications and courses that suit their abilities and interests.
Curriculum areas
There are eight curriculum areas:

  • Expressive arts
  • Health and wellbeing
  • Languages (including English, Gaidhlig, Gaelic learners and modern languages)
  • Mathematics
  • Religious and moral education
  • Sciences
  • Social studies
  • Technologies

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Learning policy

We follow the Highland Council Learning Policy.

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Curricular Areas Information

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Community Links

As part of our curriculum and to celebrate the diversity of our school community we would love to hear from you if you are able to help support our learning, extend our knowledge of different cultures and develop new skills.

For example as a parent can you share your knowledge of:

  • Customs, traditions and celebration days
  • Personal skills for example; gardening, technology, story-telling, craft, sports

If you are a local business can you offer opportunities to help our pupils develop their skills for learning, life and work? This might be through coming to talk to us or perhaps having children visit  your business.

Please contact Mrs Fraser to discuss.