A Curriculum for Excellence is the Scottish Government's plan to introduce a new way of learning in schools. It is designed to equip young people with the skills and knowledge the need to succeed in the 21st century. The Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) has designed new qualifications which will be available in schools from August 2013.
These qualifications will help young people to reach their full potential and demonstrate the skills and knowledge obtained as they progress through education and on to further or higher education, other learning or employment.
Highland Council have issued guidance on various aspects of CfE. This guidance can be found in the links below:-
Useful Web Links
New Highers now fully underway.
All S5 pupils are studying the new Higher courses and will sit their new exams at the end of the academic year.
Courses consist of units with end of unit assessment and most subjects also require pupils to complete a 'project' of sorts.
Pupils are making good progress through these units and levels are currently being finalised for all S5's.
If you have concerns about the new qualifications please feel free to contact the school.
Broad General Education beds in.
Our S1, S2 and S3 pupils are now very comfortable with their Broad General Education. Pupils have a wide range of courses that they study in S1 and S2, they can then select courses in S3 to allow them to specialise in certain areas.
We have introduced new courses in all years to meet the needs of our pupils. These new courses include:
Dance, Drama, Superskills, Stompers etc
Have a look at the CfE Update document for more information.
Quality Assurance remains a priority for staff.
As well as the diligence and hard work of our teaching staff here at Fortrose there are a number of procedures in place to ensure that the assessments in Nat 4, Nat 5 and Higher courses meet the national standard.
Internal and External Verification has been taking place throughout the school and materials are being sampled to ensure consistency.