Emma Seith

Exam diet continues to chip away at student wellbeing

Is Scotland's Curriculum for Excellence achieving its aims? Emma Seith investigates

How do we know if the Curriculum for Excellence in Scotland is achieving its aims?

Ever since Curriculum for Excellence launched with its “four capacities” – successful learners, confident individuals, responsible citizens and effective contributors – a critical question has been this: beyond successful learners, how will we know if the curriculum is achieving its aims? It seems that, over a decade since CfE was first implemented, we still don’t have an answer.

Last week, auditor general Stephen Boyle gave evidence to the Scottish Parliament’s Public Audit Committee, and one of his key messages was “there’s a lack of robust data to measure against the broader aspects of ...

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