Curriculum for Excellence provides the framework for learning for all children and young people in Scotland aged 3 to 18. It includes all of the experiences which are planned for learners, wherever they are being educated.
Developing skills and attributes
The curriculum aims to ensure that all children and young people in Scotland develop the attributes, knowledge and skills they will need to flourish in life, learning and work. This 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.
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How the curriculum was developed
The development of Curriculum for Excellence started in 2002, with the National Debate on Education consultation.
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 was fully implemented in schools and establishments at the beginning of the 2010-11 school year. The Programme will continue until 2016 when the implementation of the new qualifications, which are being developed by SQA, is completed.
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