Curriculum for Excellence
Aligning with the Curriculum for Excellence
The Aberdeen Green School’s Areas of Focus are totally aligned with the Curriculum for Excellence defined key purposes of education –
- Successful learners,
- Confident individuals,
- Responsible citizens,
- Effective contributors.
The purpose of the curriculum – www.educationscotland.gov.uk
Curriculum for Excellence is the national curriculum for Scottish schools for learners from age 3 to 18. It was developed out of a 2002 consultation exercise – the ‘National Debate on Education’ – undertaken by the then Scottish Executive on the state of school education. In response to the National Debate, Ministers established a Curriculum Review Group in November 2003 to identify the purposes of education for the 3 – 18 age range and to determine key principles to be applied in a redesign the curriculum. Its work resulted in the publication in November 2004 of the document A Curriculum for Excellence. This document identified four key purposes of education; those that enable young people to become, ‘successful learners, confident individuals, responsible citizens and effective contributors’. The Curriculum for Excellence was implemented in schools in 2010 -11. Its implementation is overseen by Education Scotland.