Curriculum for Excellence
Scottish Education is currently going through a process of change, both in terms of what is taught in schools and how. These changes therefore impact dramatically upon the design of the curriculum structure for Clydeview Academy and will shape the way that our pupils learn, now and in the future. Staff from the two amalgamating schools have already been working together to establish common approaches to the teaching of the each subject area and to ensure that every child is prepared for the changes ahead.
The 3-18 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.
The knowledge, skills and attributes learners will develop will allow them to demonstrate four key capacities – to be successful learners, confident individuals, responsible citizens and effective contributors.
Clydeview Academy does not operate in isolation and discussions have already taken place with our key primary partners to ensure that there is a smooth transition from primary school into secondary education. Curriculum for excellence highlights the following series of key learning stages:
Early: the pre-school years and P1 or later for some.
First: to the end of P4, but earlier or later for some.
Second: To the end of P7, but earlier or later for some.
Third and Fourth: S1 to S3, but earlier for some. The fourth level broadly equates to SCQF level 4.
Senior phase: S4 – S6 and college or other means of study
Changes are already underway to revise the Scottish Qualifications Framework, which has resulted in the disappearance of the Standard Grade and Intermediate courses and exams. These courses have been replaced with new National Qualifications and assessments at SCQF levels four and five, with subsequent changes to the Higher and Advanced Higher courses now underway. The new qualifications were assessed formally for the first time, in 2013 and necessitate change for every subject department. So, as you can see, there are many new challenges ahead for the teachers and pupils of Clydeview Academy.
All of these changes continue to be discussed as part of the process of establishing and embedding Clydeview Academy. This webpage will aim to keep parents and pupils up to speed with the curriculum that will be offered in the new school. In the meantime, this page includes links to helpful information about the Scottish Government "Curriculum for Excellence" changes. Please click on the links to find out more.