Building the Curriculum

The Building the Curriculum document series provides advice, guidance and policy for different aspects of Curriculum for Excellence.

Building the Curriculum 1: The contribution of curriculum areas

Building the Curriculum 1 (2006) introduces the curriculum areas and their contributions to developing the four capacities of children and young people.

PDF file: Building the Curriculum 1 - The contribution of curriculum areas (412 KB)

Building the Curriculum 2: Active learning in the early years

Building the Curriculum 2 (2007) details practical ways to introduce a more active approach to learning and teaching in the early years. Realising the Ambition: Being Me (2020) extends and strengthens the approaches introduced in Building the Curriculum 2. Realising the Ambition reflects current evidence and the progress made in understanding how best to support learning and care for children in their early years.

PDF file: Building the Curriculum 2 - Active learning in the early years (674 KB)

PDF file: Realising the Ambition: Being Me (16.3 MB) - National practice guidance for early years in Scotland.

Building the Curriculum 3: A framework for learning and teaching

Building the Curriculum 3 (2008) is the framework for planning a curriculum which meets the needs of all children and young people from 3 to 18.

PDF file: Building the Curriculum 3 - A framework for learning and teaching (391 KB)

Building the Curriculum 4: Skills for learning, skills for life and skills for work

Building the Curriculum 4 (2009) contains key messages about how children and young people develop and apply skills as part of Curriculum for Excellence.

PDF file: Building the Curriculum 4 - Skills for learning, skills for life and skills for work (661 KB)

Building the Curriculum 5: A framework for assessment

Building the Curriculum 5 (2011) provides guidance on the main areas of the assessment strategy for Curriculum for Excellence.

PDF file: Building the Curriculum 5 - A framework for assessment (4 MB)

PDF file: Building the Curriculum 5 - A framework for assessment: Reporting (615 KB)

PDF file: Building the Curriculum 5 - A framework for assessment: Understanding, applying and sharing standards (773 KB)

PDF file: Building the Curriculum 5: A framework for assessment: Recognising achieving, profiling and reporting (1.5 MB)

PDF file: Building the Curriculum 5: A framework for assessment: Quality assurance and moderation (1.2 MB)