The 3-18 curriculum is a forward looking, coherent curriculum that provides Scotland's children and young people with the knowledge, skills and attributes needed for life in the 21st century.
The development process has involved unparalleled engagement with teachers and practitioners. It has built upon the existing good practice across all sectors of Scottish education and takes account of research and international comparisons. It recognises the professionalism of teachers and the importance of this in exercising the freedom and responsibility associated with broader guidance.
The curriculum is being implemented by three partner organisations: Education Scotland, the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) and the Scottish Government. The curriculum phase of the Curriculum for Excellence Programme has now been implemented. The Programme will continue until 2016 when the implementation of the new qualifications, which are being developed by SQA, is completed.
Why did Scotland need to reform its curriculum?
The Curriculum for Excellence Management Board has overall responsibility for ensuring that the programme of curriculum change is delivered.
A summary of the process for Curriculum for Excellence's development from 2002 onwards.
Bringing together those who are directly responsible for major aspects of delivery of Curriculum for Excellence, this group provides a mechanism for identifying and jointly addressing and resolving key issues.