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What is Curriculum for Excellence?

Scotland’s Curriculum for Excellence (CfE) represents a different approach to learning in schools and in the way education is delivered in nursery, primary schools, secondary schools, colleges, the workplace and the community.

CfE GraphicIt takes a fresh approach to what, how and where young people learn. CfE aims to raise standards, improve knowledge and develop skills by providing a coherent, more flexible and enriched curriculum from 3 to 18. As an all through school, St John’s RC Academy is in a strong position to deliver Curriculum for Excellence for all our children and young people.

Ultimately CfE aims to develop “four capacities” in young people which are: successful learners, confident individuals, effective contributors and responsible citizens.

We are currently in the fourth year of implementing CfE, which means all pupils from nursery to S4 are experiencing learning based on the new curriculum. Our S4 have moved into the national qualifications phase of their education, and pupils and parents naturally have questions over these changes. CfE Briefings have been prepared for practitioners to help us understand the new curriculum and may be of interest to parents – click here.

For more information on the background and benefits of CfE, click here to visit the Education Scotland’s website.