Curriculum for Excellence

The diagram at the undernoted link shows what we are aiming to deliver through our curriculum and how we seek to achieve this. Our Curriculum for Excellence is underpinned by our ORCA values and by our commitment to our vision of an inclusive learning community.

Curriculum for Excellence has been introduced across Scotland for all 3-18 year olds – wherever they learn. It aims to raise standards, prepare our young people for a future they do not yet know and equip them for jobs in a fast changing world.

Curriculum for Excellence enables professionals to teach subjects creatively, to work together across the school and with other schools, to share best practice and explore learning together.

Teachers share information to plan a young person’s ‘learning journey’ from primary to secondary and beyond, ensuring the change is smooth. They ensure young people continue to work at a pace they can cope with and with challenge they can thrive on.

Curriculum for Excellence balances the importance of knowledge and skills.

Every young person will experience a broad general education from S1 to S3.

Every teacher is responsible for literacy and numeracy – the language and numbers skills that are vital to everyday life. There is also a new emphasis by all staff on looking after our young people's health and wellbeing.

CfE is helping to develop skills for learning, life and work to help young people go on to further study, secure jobs and prepare for life after school. It is making learning more relevant and helping young people apply lessons to their life beyond the classroom. It will link knowledge in one subject area to another, helping young people understand the world and make connections. It aims to develop skills so that young people can think for themselves, make sound judgements, challenge, enquire and find solutions.