Curriculum for Excellence in action

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CfE in Action
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Curriculum for Excellence is energising learning and teaching in Scotland, making it more relevant to the modern world and giving young people the skills, knowledge and understanding they need to succeed in learning, life and work. Curriculum for Excellence is the vehicle to enable the school journey, and beyond, to be innovative, ambitious, relevant and supportive to each child's own talents. It allows schools to focus on the individual learner and develop the skills within and beyond the classroom that will benefit both the learner and the wider Scottish economy.


Following requests from various quarters the Scottish Government, in collaboration with stakeholders, produced a 4-page factfile to provide parents, employers, learners and others with a handy summary of the key features of Curriculum for Excellence.

There are also 10 factfiles designed to provide information on different features of Curriculum for Excellence:


Want to find out more?

Learners at nursery, school, college or in community learning

Speak to your teacher or lecturer to find out how your learning will be changing. Watch more films about Curriculum for Excellence on You Tube. Visit the Young Scot and Scotland's Colleges websites.


Curriculum for Excellence Short Films - Impact and Benefits of CfE

Four short films can be viewed on the Engage for Education website - three sector specific, featuring a nursery, primary and secondary school, and one combined - in which learners, parents and teachers describe in their own words the impact and benefits of Curriculum for Excellence. The films were developed in co-operation with the National Parent Forum of Scotland.

Find out how Curriculum for Excellence will benefit your child's education. Speak to your child's school or visit Parentzone.

SQA worked with a number of schools and colleges on action research projects, which encourage schools, colleges, teachers and lecturers to think about ways in which qualifications and assessment can support and enable Curriculum for Excellence aims, values, and principles. The SQA website contains a video overview of the projects plus some specific project videos.

Also worth seeing - The Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework website


Find out how you can get involved and prepare young people for a successful life beyond school. Visit the employers and young people website.