Curriculum for Excellence (CfE) is the most radical reform of Scottish education for a generation. Its purpose is to create an education system fit for the challenges of the 21st century. The four capacities of CfE are enshrined in the fourth national outcome set out in Scotland Performs: our young people expected to be successful learners, confident individuals, effective contributors and responsible citizens.
Every child and young person within CfE is entitled to expect their education to provide them with a curriculum which is coherent from 3 to 18. This will be built around a broad general education, including well planned experiences and outcomes across all the curriculum areas from early years through to S3. From S4 – S6 a Senior Phase will provide opportunities to obtain qualifications as well as opportunities to develop skills for learning, skills for life and skills for work . There will be a continuing focus on literacy, numeracy and health and wellbeing with personal support to enable pupils to gain as much as possible from their schooling before moving into positive and sustained destinations beyond school.
Viewforth High School staff are fully committed to ensuring that this radical reform does what it is intended to do – raise standards, continue to improve learning and teaching and significantly improve experiences and educational outcomes for all pupils. The school’s partnerships with external agencies, including Fife Colleges is crucial to achieving our aims and aspirations for CfE.
We believe that CfE is more than a course of study. It is a radical shift in learning and teaching methodology and curricular planning. The Curriculum for Excellence will impact on the overall ethos and life of the school, as well as on curricular areas and subjects. There will be more opportunities for personal achievements both in and beyond the classroom as well as for interdisciplinary learning.