Curriculum for Excellence

“Curriculum for Excellence aims to achieve a transformation in education in Scotland by providing a coherent, more flexible and enriched curriculum from 3 to 18. The curriculum includes the totality of experiences which are planned for children and young people through their education, wherever they are being educated.” Education Scotland

We have included important Guides to the new National Qualifications in our SQA Section.
To find out more about the background to Curriculum for Excellence, please visit the Education Scotland, ParentZone, or SQA websites.

CFE at Charleston Academy

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Our Curriculum in Charleston Academy is divided into eight areas. This allows learning to be organised in such a way that it remains broad and balanced but also provides opportunities for pupils to personalise their learning as they follow flexible pathways from S1 through to S6.

This means pupils can specialise and choose subjects to study in greater depth, particularly in the senior school in S4, S5 and S6.

Within the eight curriculum areas are a range of subject departments. Importantly, each subject department is led by a Principal Teacher who oversees the development of the curriculum; is responsible for learning, teaching, and assessment within their subject area; and who is responsible for overall quality assurance in their department.

Increasingly, staff in each subject area work together, or sometimes out with their subject completely, delivering a broader curriculum that might include enterprise, citizenship and sustainable development.

All subject departments and teachers have an important responsibility to deliver Literacy and Numeracy Skills as well as the promotion of Health and Well-Being. Literacy and Numeracy are the responsibility of all staff as the more competent children become in these the better access they have to the rest of the curriculum.