About the 3-18 curriculum

At Bridge of Weir Primary we provide a broad and progressive curriculum with opportunity to experience a rich and varied curriculum.
To enhance our curriculum we arrange trips and visits out of school and visitors with valuable knowledge, skills or experience to share with us are invited in to school.
We are always delighted to have the knowledge and expertise of our parents to share with our classes and the valuable contacts that you may have to enrich our teaching and learning.
We are improving our Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) work in the school and have dedicated time to this.
We are a very musical school and are fortunate to benefit both from visiting music specialists and talented teachers.
We are also very committed to promoting physical activity and the school holds a GOLD Sports Award from Sport Scotland, which is an incredible achievement.

What is the curriculum?

Curriculum for Excellence is Scotland’s curriculum for children and young people aged 3-18.
It’s an approach designed to provide young people with the knowledge, skills and attributes they need for learning, life and work in the 21st century.
It aims to enable every child or young person to be a:

  • Successful learner
  • Confident individual
  • Responsible citizen
  • Effective contributor.

Stages and levels

The curriculum is broken into two broad stages:

  • a broad general education, providing a rounded education from the early years until the end of S3
  • a senior phase, which will include studying for qualifications (from S4-S6).

The broad general education is divided into five curriculum levels (Early, First, Second, Third and Fourth) across eight curriculum areas.