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Our Curriculum is based in our national curriculum, The Curriculum for Excellence. We focus on active learning as we believe the results are greater if a child is actively engaged in their learning. The Curriculum for Excellence is ambitious as it seeks to change the way that many think about education. We are not just changing what we are learning but also how we are learning.The curriculum aims to help every learner develop knowledge, skills and attributes for learning, life and work.

The curriculum offers breadth and balance in the teaching and learning of 8 principle areas of learning:
  • Literacy and English
  • Numeracy and maths
  • Social Studies
  • Health and wellbeing
  • Religious and Moral Education
  • Expressive Arts
  • Science
  • Technologies

The knowledge, skills and attributes learners will develop will allow them to demonstrate four key capacities – to be successful learners, confident individuals, responsible citizens and effective contributors.


Developing skills and attributes

It aims to develop four capacities, helping children to become:

  • Successful learners
  • Confident individuals
  • Responsible citizens
  • Effective contributors

Find out more about the four capacities.


The totality of experiences

The curriculum includes all of the experiences which are planned for children and young people through their education, wherever they are being educated. These experiences are grouped into four categories.

  • Curriculum areas and subjects
    The curriculum areas are the organisers for setting out the experiences and outcomes. Each area contributes to the four capacities.
  • Interdisciplinary learning
    How the curriculum should include space for learning beyond subject boundaries.
  • Ethos and life of the school
    The starting point for learning is a positive ethos and climate of respect and trust based upon shared values across the school community.
  • Opportunities for personal achievement
    Pupils need opportunities for achievements both in the classroom and beyond, giving them a sense of satisfaction and building motivation, resilience and confidence.

Added to this, because children learn through all of their experiences - in the family and community, pre-school centre, nursery and school - the curriculum aims to recognise and complement the contributions that these experiences can make. Find out more about the structure of the curriculum.