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A Parents' Guide to Curriculum for Excellence

Curriculum for Excellence is the new name for the education system in Scotland, covering nurseries, schools, colleges and community learning. It covers the whole 'learning journey' from 3 to 18, and in some cases, beyond.

Curriculum for Excellence is about raising standards, improving knowledge and developing skills. It has been developed over time with the input of:

Teachers
Employers
Academics
The Scottish Government
Education Scotland
Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA)

Curriculum for Excellence is about the best learning and teaching, how progress is assessed, and new qualifications. It has already been implemented in schools and nurseries in Falkirk Council. For an animated guide to Curriculum for Excellence in Falkirk, please click the following link: http://youtu.be/TJod0TZu6oI

The following leaflet has been produced to help parents better understand how their children will benefit from changes under Curriculum for Excellence as the new qualifications are introduced.

http://www.educationscotland.gov.uk/Images/GreatLearninginScotland_tcm4-814175.pdf

This information has been closely developed with the National Parent Forum of Scotland (NPFS) and will be sent to all parents of school children across Scotland. It covers information on Curriculum for Excellence, the key benefits for young people and examples of the different routes pupils can take throughout their education from age 3-18.

To see good practice and developments in Curriculum for Excellence taking place across the whole authority click on the following blog link.

https://blogs.glowscotland.org.uk/fa/CurriculumSupport/category/themes/parents/