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Curriculum - leading to qualifications in the senior phase

Curriculum - leading to qualifications in the senior phase

With Curriculum for Excellence, secondary schools will be organised in the following ways:

  • S1 - S3 will experience a broad general education and will build on the work done in primary schools covering Curriculum for Excellence 3rd and 4th Levels.
    • There will continue to be a strong focus on interactive teaching, literacy and numeracy, cross-curricular working and learning outside the classroom.
  • S4 - S6
    • Senior phase when qualifications will be taken.

New qualifications

New national qualifications are currently being introduced:

  • National 4 will replace Standard Grade General and Intermediate 1
    • The National 4 course will be assessed internally and will be ungraded
  • National 5 will replace Standard Grade Credit and Intermediate 2
    • The National 5 course will have an external assessment that will be graded

Revisions will also be made to Higher and Advanced Higher qualifications.

The new Higher will be introduced in session 2014/2015 with the new Advanced Higher available from 2015/2016 onwards.

For Further Information Contact

Education & Schools
Kilncraigs, Greenside Street, Alloa, FK10 1EB
Tel: 01259 450000
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