Curriculum for Excellence

Curriculum for Excellence is the Scottish Government’s flagship educational reform.  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 all experiences which are planned for children and young people through their education, wherever they are being educated.  This includes:

  • 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.

You can find out more about Curriculum for Excellence through visiting the Education Scotland website at:

A number of Briefing Papers have been produced by Education Scotland, these can be found here.

We have produced a series of parental updates to keep our parents up to date with important aspects of this national development and how it will impact on our practice, and on pupils’ education, within Lanark Grammar School.

Latest Update

CfE Parents’ Update September 2012

Previous Documents

CfE Parents’ Update February 2012

CfE Parents’ Update June 2011

CfE Parents’ Update Update December 2010