Curriculum

The Curriculum in St Andrew’s Secondary School aims to:

  • Meet the on-going national expectations of Curriculum for Excellence.
  • Meet the needs of our local community and our learners.
  • Help raise attainment and close the poverty-related attainment gap.
Broad General Education
BROAD GENERAL EDUCATION
Senior Phase
SENIOR PHASE
Senior Phases
SENIOR PHASES
Curricular Transition
CURRICULAR TRANSITION
Curricular Transition
CURRICULAR TRANSITION
Health and Wellbeing
HEALTH AND WELLBEING

What is Curriculum for Excellence?

Scotland’s curriculum – Curriculum for Excellence (CfE) – helps our children and young people gain the knowledge, skills and attributes needed for life in the 21st century. 

Scotland's approach

Curriculum for Excellence places learners at the heart of education. At its centre are four fundamental capacities. These capacities reflect and recognise the lifelong nature of education and learning. The four capacities are aimed at helping children and young people to become:

  • Successful learners
  • Confident individuals
  • Responsible citizens
  • Effective contributors

What matters?

As part of their learner journey, all children and young people in Scotland are entitled to experience a coherent curriculum from 3 to 18, in order that they have opportunities to develop the knowledge, skills and attributes they need to adapt, think critically and flourish in today’s world.

Curriculum is defined as the totality of all that is planned for children and young people from early learning and childcare, through school and beyond. That totality can be planned for and experienced by learners across four contexts:

  • Curriculum areas and subjects
  • Interdisciplinary learning
  • Ethos and life of the school
  • Opportunities for personal achievement

Curriculum entitlements

Children and young people’s rights and entitlements are central to Scotland’s curriculum and every child and young person is entitled to experience:

  • a curriculum which is coherent from 3 to 18;
  • a broad general education, including well planned experiences and outcomes across all the curriculum areas from early years through to S3. This includes understanding the world, Scotland’s place in it and the environment, referred to as Learning for Sustainability;
  • a senior phase after S3, which provides opportunities to attain and achieve, including to study for qualifications, awards and other planned activities to develop the four capacities;
  • opportunities for developing skills for learning, skills for life and skills for work;
  • opportunities to maximise their individual potential, benefitting from appropriate personal support and challenge;
  • support to help them move into positive and sustained destinations beyond school.

Curriculum levels

The broad general education has five levels (early, first, second, third and fourth). The senior phase is designed to build on the experiences and outcomes of the broad general education, and to allow young people to take qualifications and courses that suit their abilities and interests.

Curriculum areas

There are eight curriculum areas:

  • Expressive arts
  • Health and wellbeing
  • Languages (including English, Gaidhlig, Gaelic learners and modern languages)
  • Mathematics
  • Religious and moral education
  • Sciences
  • Social studies
  • Technologies

Literacy, numeracy and health and wellbeing are recognised as being particularly important – these areas are seen as being the ‘responsibility of all’ staff.

Contact Us

Call: 0141 582 0240
St. Andrew's RC Secondary
47 Torphin Crescent
Glasgow
G32 6QE

Contact

St Andrew's RC Secondary
47 Torphin Crescent
Glasgow
G32 6QE

Phone: 0141 582 0240
Fax: 0141 582 0241

School Hours

Monday 8:45 - 3:35
Tuesday 8:45 - 3:35
Wednesday 8:45 - 2:45
Thursday 8:45 - 3:35
Friday 8:45 - 2:45