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Curriculum For Excellence

What is Curriculum for Excellence?

Curriculum for Excellence aims to achieve a transformation in education in Scotland by providing a coherent, more flexible and enriched curriculum from 3 to 18.

The curriculum aims to help every learner develop knowledge, skills and attributes for learning, life and work, which are ecapsulated in the four capacities. To enable young person to be a successful learner, a confident individual, a responsible citizen and an effective contributor.


Curriculum for Excellence aims to support all children and young people in developing skills which they will use throughout their life and in their work, including the development of pre-vocational, enterprising and employability skills, personal skills, high levels of cognitive skills and the opportunity to put learning into a practical context.