Curriculum and Subject Choices
“Curriculum = the totality of experiences which are planned for pupils through their education, wherever they are being educated.” (Curriculum for Excellence – Scottish Government)
The curriculum is not just what happens in the classroom! Educational excursions and extra-curricular activities are considered to be important learning events in a pupil’s school life. Pupils can learn so many different skills through such experiences which will really benefit them as they continue with their next stage in life.
The secondary school curriculum can be split into two phases; Broad General Education (BGE) and Senior.
The Senior phase curriculum can be thought of as the main SQA exam years and encompasses years S4-S6. The BGE curriculum (years S1-S3) allows all pupils to access all curricular areas so that they can make informed choices as to which subjects they would like to specialise in.