Curriculum for Excellence
The Scottish Government's 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. It is underpinned by the values inscribed on the mace of the Scottish Parliament - Wisdom, Justice, Compassion and Integrity.
The purpose of Curriculum for Excellence is encapsulated in the four capacities – to enable each child or young person to be a successful learner, a confident individual, a responsible citizen and an effective contributor. Find out more about the purposes and aims of Curriculum for Excellence.
Catholic Religious Education
The Curriculum for Excellence experiences and outcomes published for Religious Education in Roman Catholic schools (RERC) have been developed with the full involvement of the Catholic Education Commission.
NB It is hoped that this guidance will also be useful for the religious education of Catholic children who are attending non-denominational schools and do not have access to the provision of Catholic education.
Following on the development of the RERC famework, This is Our Faith has been published as the Church's guidance which must be used by teachers and schools to shape the learning of children and young people in this key area of the curriculum at the various stages of primary and secondary education in Catholic schools. Click here for more information on THIS IS OUR FAITH.