S1-S3 Broad General Education

S1-3 will provide a curriculum which

  • enables learners to experience challenge and success in learning across a broad curriculum
  • is underpinned by the 7 principles of curriculum design
  • allows the development of the four capacities
  • provides opportunities for interdisciplinary learning to develop an understanding of the connections within and across the learning experiences
  • develops skills for learning, life and skills for work with a focus on stretching levels of literacy, numeracy and developing all aspects of health and wellbeing
  • provides opportunities for celebrating learners’ progress and achievements at the end of S3
  • allows for preparation for transition to specialism in the upper school (S4 to S6)

(Building The Curriculum 3 – a framework for Learning and Teaching, 2008)