The Curriculum for Excellence Management Board has released a statement about the senior phase. The statement outlines the vision, principles and framework for delivery of the senior phase in Curriculum for Excellence and provides clarification on issues that have been raised.
It explains that the Management Board is clear that the senior phase can only be successful if local authorities, schools, colleges and their partners work together on the planning and delivery. Under the framework for delivery schools, colleges and their partners should build a flexible system that offers personalisation and choice, providing clear and supported pathways for young people to make a successful transition and to continue learning throughout the senior phase. The S3 profile will summarise each learner’s achievements from the broad general education and so help this transition. The clarifications address issues relating to the timetable for implementation, the range of provision in the senior phase, presentation for qualifications, range of S4 choices and early presentation.