Curriculum for Excellence


A Curriculum for Excellence (CfE) is the curriculum for all learners in Scotland aged 3-18 which seeks to build:

Successful Learners, Confident Individuals, Effective Contributors, Responsible Citizens



Levels in Curriculum for Excellence

The Curriculum for Excellence framework extends across five Levels [see above diagram]. Note that some children and young people will start learning at these Levels earlier and others later, depending upon individual needs and aptitudes.


Important themes permeate Curriculum for Excellence, such as global citizenship and sustainability, and learners are given opportunities to develop and apply skills for life, learning and work within its approach.


“The curriculum must be inclusive, be a stimulus for personal achievement and, through broadening experience of the world, be an encouragement towards informed and responsible citizenship.” Building The Curriculum 3

Browse our website and our ‘Curriculum Rationale’ [below] to explore how Sciennes is delivering these aims and how we have been ‘Building Our Curriculum‘.


CfE Factfile Overview

CfEFactfile_Background and benefits


There are eight curriculum areas [see links below]:

Curriculum Rationale

Curriculum Rationale
“The totality of all that is planned for children and young people throughout their education.”

Health and Wellbeing

The Parent Council Health and Wellbeing Group works closely with the school on matters concerning the emotional/ mental health and wellbeing of all pupils at Sciennes. The group is currently chaired by DHT Carolyn Anstruther and parent Fiona Denvir.


There are two parts to learning in Languages. The first is about the language your child needs to be fully involved in their society and in learning English. The second is learning additional languages.


Mr Mark McKenna is a highly experienced Class Teacher who has been successfully leading weekly Science lessons with our P3-P7 pupils in our specially designed Science Lab for several years.


Our pupils learn through and about a range of technologies, including Digital Learning, Craft, Design, Engineering, Food and Textiles.

Religious and Moral Education

​Religious and moral education will allow your child to explore the world’s major religions as well as views that are non-religious.