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A Curriculum for Excellence: Progress and Proposals

DescriptionProgress & Proposals publication
ISBN
Official Print Publication DateMarch 2006
Website Publication DateMarch 27, 2006

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A Paper from the Curriculum Review Programme Board
ISBN 0 7559 5012 7
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Who Is This For? All Educators
What Is This For? Professional Reflection

Contents

Foreword

Introduction

Progress so far
The approach to change
Engagement
Review
Skills for work courses

Main messages from the process so far

Proposals: looking at the curriculum differently
The ethos and life of the school as a community
Curriculum areas and subjects
Interdisciplinary projects and studies
Opportunities for personal achievement

The child's journey through the curriculum
Progression
Curriculum for excellence achievement framework
How learning is organised: curriculum areas
Making choices in learning
Learning and teaching
Assessment, achievement and qualifications

What might be different?
Early years
Primary
Secondary

Implications
The role of the teacher
Leadership
Guidance for teachers
Improvement framework

Next steps
Engagement
Reviewing the curriculum
Tentative timeline

Appendix 1
The work of the early review groups
Strategies for simplification and prioritisation
Examples of proposals for possible change

Appendix 2
Science rationale

Appendix 3
Curriculum review programme board members