A Curriculum for Excellence
A.C.f.E
Parent Presentation
Fyvie School
March 2008
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Background
1992
2002
5-14 Guidelines, 3 – 5 Framework
National Debate
– Too full a curriculum
– Rigid compartmentalising of subjects
– Child’s needs ‘lost’
√ Progression
√ Benchmark for standards
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Nov. 2004 aim for a single,
coherent, Scottish curriculum 3 - 18
Focus on ‘how’ and
‘what’ children learn
De-clutter the
curriculum
Smooth transitions
Assessment to
support learning
Extend pre-school
approaches into
primary
Bring back the ‘spark’
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4 Capacities or Purposes
Successful Learners
Confident Individuals
Responsible Citizens
Effective Contributors
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Principles
Challenge + Enjoyment
Depth
Personalisation + Choice
Breadth
Progression
Coherence
Relevance
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Continued
rigour
in
literacy
and
numeracy
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The Learning Environment
Ethos & Life of School Community
Values / Aims / Vision
Cross – Cutting Themes
Citizenship, Health, Enterprise no longer
add-ins
Learning & Teaching back at the core
Opportunities for Personal Achievement
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Broad Levels
Early
pre-school & P.1
First
by end of P.4
Second
by end of P.7
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How Learning is Organised
Health & Wellbeing
Languages
Literacy
Numeracy
Mathematics
Science
Social Subjects
Technologies
Expressive Arts
Religious & Moral
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Experiences & Outcomes:
‘what’ & ‘how’
From the learners
point of view
eg. ‘I can…
‘I have…. etc
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Parents as Partners
Enrich children’s learning
Enhance what’s on offer
 Skills
 Interests
 Time
 Energy
 Experience of Life
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Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson
Copyright 1993 Watterson/ Distributed by Universal Press Syndicate
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