Curriculum for Excellence

“Curriculum for Excellence has been introduced to raise standards of learning and teaching for all 3 to 18 year olds. It aims to help prepare children and young people with the knowledge and skills they need in a fast changing world.”

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We want young people to become:

  • Successful learners
  • Confident individuals
  • Responsible citizens
  • Effective Contributors

Successful Learners

Which means we:

  • are interested in learning new things
  • do the best we can
  • think about new ideas

To help us do this we:

  • use maths, language and talking and listening
  • use technology
  • can think of new ideas by ourselves
  • learn by ourselves and in a group
  • think about the good points and bad points of new ideas
  • use all of these different things when learning new ideas

Confident individuals

which means we:

  • have respect for ourselves
  • are healthy and happy
  • look forward to the future

To help us do this we:

  • listen and try to understand others
  • are healthy and active
  • try to understand the world around us
  • decide what is right and wrong

Responsible citizens

Which means we:

  • have respect for other people
  • take part in making decisions

To help us, we need to

  • understand the world around us and Scotland’s place in it.
  • understand different people from around the world.
  • listen to different ideas and opinions before making decisions.
  • think about issues in the world around us and develop views about them.

Effective contributors


  • being enterprising and thinking of new ideas
  • thinking up ideas for ourselves

We can:

  • find different ways of telling people our ideas
  • work with a partner and a bigger team.
  • lead a group when working.
  • take what we have learned and use it in a new situation
  • solve problems

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