Curriculum for Excellence Overview

The National Parent Forum of Scotland has developed summary papers to support parents’ understanding of the new national qualifications. I believe copies of these papers will be delivered to the school shortly for issue to parents / carers of S3 and S4.


You may wish to access electronic copies sooner, so these papers (see below) have been placed on our website.


National Parent Forum of Scotland Pointers for Parents and Pupils

National Parent Forum of Scotland – Nationals in a Nutshell – Assessment


The school held a Curriculum for Excellence Information Evening for S3 / S4 parents and carers in November 2013. Please find below the presentation from the evening and our detailed Curriculum for Excellence rationale (all in PDF format).


CfE Presentation Nov 2013

CfE Questionnaire Results Jan 2013

CfE Rationale Jan 2013

CfE & Scottish Universities Admission Policies


You may also wish to look at Education Scotland’s What is Curriculum for Excellence? pages and the SQA’s CfE Information for Parents and Carers pages for more information.


Finally, universities have begun to publish their revised admissions policies in response to Curriculum for Excellence:


The National Parent Forum of Scotland has prepared a series of revision support materials for learners who are about to sit the new National 5 qualifications. The Revision in a Nutshell subject guides are designed to complement learning and revision in the classroom. Either visit and click on the ‘For Learners’ tab or use this direct link:


The guides, which are currently being added to the NPFS website, will cover 20 of the most popular subjects.


They provide links to:

• SQA Specimen Papers and marking instructions

• useful SQA past papers and marking instructions, with questions listed

• school websites with helpful course content and revision activities

• revision materials on BBC Bitesize, YouTube and to teacher blogs.



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