Building the Curriculum

The Building the Curriculum document series provides advice, guidance and policy for different aspects of Curriculum for Excellence.

Building the Curriculum 1: The contribution of curriculum areas

Building the Curriculum 1 (2006) introduces the curriculum areas and their contributions to developing the four capacities of children and young people. 

PDF file: Building the Curriculum 1 - The contribution of curriculum areas (412 KB)

Building the Curriculum 2: Active learning in the early years

Building the Curriculum 2 (2007) details practical ways to introduce a more active approach to learning and teaching in the early years.

PDF file: Building the Curriculum 2 - Active learning in the early years (674 KB)

Building the Curriculum 3: A framework for learning and teaching

Building the Curriculum 3 (2008) is the framework for planning a curriculum which meets the needs of all children and young people from 3 to 18.

PDF file: Building the Curriculum 3 - A framework for learning and teaching (391 KB)

Building the Curriculum 4: Skills for learning, skills for life and skills for work

Building the Curriculum 4 (2009) contains key messages about how children and young people develop and apply skills as part of Curriculum for Excellence. 

PDF file: Building the Curriculum 4 - Skills for learning, skills for life and skills for work (661 KB)

Building the Curriculum 5: A framework for assessment

Building the Curriculum 5 (2011) provides guidance on the main areas of the assessment strategy for Curriculum for Excellence.

PDF file: Building the Curriculum 5 - A framework for assessment (4 MB)

PDF file: Building the Curriculum 5 - A framework for assessment: Reporting (615 KB)

PDF file: Building the Curriculum 5 - A framework for assessment: Understanding, applying and sharing standards (773 KB)

PDF file: Building the Curriculum 5:  A framework for assessment: Recognising achieving, profiling and reporting (1.5 MB)

PDF file: Building the Curriculum 5: A framework for assessment: Quality assurance and moderation (1.2 MB)