Education Scotland, working with ADES, EIS, SLS and other partners, has published support materials on the NQ area of Glow to help staff develop programmes of learning. Further materials will be added as they become available.
These support materials, developed by teachers for teachers, are not intended to constrain staff, hence are neither prescriptive nor exhaustive. They provide suggestions on approaches to learning and teaching which will promote development of the necessary knowledge, understanding and skills in the subject.
Staff are encouraged to draw on these materials, and existing materials, to develop their own programmes of learning which are appropriate to the needs of learners within their own context.
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The development of literacy and numeracy skills is the responsibility of all in Scotland’s education system.
Literacy and numeracy skills are expected to be developed within all National Courses and how this takes place will vary from Course to Course, depending on the context/subject area.
The new National Literacy Units form a mandatory part of English and Gàidhlig Courses at National 3 and National 4. A stand-alone National Literacy Unit is available at National 5 and it is possible that work done by learners in National 5 English could contribute to evidence for the Unit at this level.
The National Numeracy Units form a mandatory part of Lifeskills Mathematics Courses at National 3, National 4 and National 5, and of the National 4 Mathematics Course.
The Literacy and Numeracy Units are available on a freestanding basis at SCQF levels 3, 4 and 5 for all learners, including adult learners.
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