Curriculum in Scotland
This section provides a simple introduction to Scotland's Curriculum for Excellence, including information on the Broad General Education and the Senior Phase. You can also find out about approaches to assessment, post-16 opportunities, and programmes such as the Scottish Attainment Challenge and Developing the Young Workforce.
Young Leaders of Learning Programme - Information for Parents and Carers
This programme was developed by Education Scotland to give children and young people an increasing say in their education and their schools.
An empowered system
Education Scotland is working to build an empowered, connected, self-improving education system. This will help achieve excellence and equity for all children and young people as set out in the National Improvement Framework.
Assessment in the Senior Phase
Changes in assessment for pupils as they progress from S4 - S6.
Developing the Young Workforce
Information about the scheme to support skills development and helping young people aged 3-18 prepare for the world of work.
National Improvement Framework Evidence Report
Information in the National Improvement Framework (NIF) Evidence Report will help teachers, local authorities, and the Scottish Government learn from good practice, and develop plans where further improvements are needed.
There are eight curriculum areas, containing a range of subjects. Find information on what your child will learn in each curriculum area and what skills they should develop
About the 3-18 curriculum
A simple introduction to Curriculum for Excellence, with links to further information.
Brief guide to the five curriculum levels which range from the early level of the broad general education to the senior phase.
Learning in the early years
Information for parents and carers about frameworks and guidance which underpin children's early education. From age three, your child is likely to be working at the early level of Curriculum for Excellence.
Broad general education
An introduction to the broad general education - this stage starts in the first years of a child's education and continues until S3 in secondary school.
The senior phase of the curriculum covers the later years in secondary education from S4-S6 (from around ages 15-18).
Find out about the different opportunities available to your child as they prepare to leave school.
Assessment and achievement
Find out about approaches to assessment, achievement (including reporting and profiles) and qualifications.
National Improvement Framework
Information for parents and carers about the National Improvement Framework for Scottish education, which was announced by the First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, on 1st September 2015
Scottish Attainment Challenge
The Scottish Attainment Challenge was launched by the First Minister in February 2015 and aims to ensure that all children and young people in Scotland develop the knowledge and skills they need to flourish in life, learning and work.
Pupil Equity Funding
Information for parents and carers about the Pupil Equity Funding which most schools will have access to from 2017.