Curriculum for Excellence
Curriculum for Excellence (CfE) is the curriculum in Scotland which applies to all young people 3–18 wherever they are learning. It aims to raise achievement for all enabling young people to develop the skills, knowledge and understanding they need to succeed in learning, life and work. Schools and colleges have entered the implementation phase of CfE and young people are beginning to benefit from the entitlements, principles and continual improvement of learning, teaching and assessment.
All young people are ENTITLED to:
- A broad general education – the period from age three to the end of S3 covering eight curriculum areas
- A senior phase – S4 to S6, and equivalents in other settings, where they can continue to develop the four capacities, achieve qualifications and develop skills for future learning, life and work.
Colleges in Scotland make a significant contribution to the SENIOR PHASE entitlement of CfE through:
- progressive development of the four capacities
- learner engagement – including technologies for learning
- approaches to assessment
- essential skills development.
Scottish Government funding has enabled College Development Network to deliver a wide range of resources and professional learning opportunities to promote and support CfE in the sector.
Click on the links below to find out more information.
- Curriculum for Excellence Newsletter - June 2013 (297.67 kB)
- Curriculum for Excellence News
- Curriculum for Excellence Toolkit
- Drop in Session
- Publications and Resources
- Implementing Curriculum for Excellence
For further information contact:
Tel: 01786 892115
Email Garry Cameron
Tel: 01786 892009
Email Aileen Duffy