Broad General Education

All children and young people in Scotland have an entitlement to a curriculum which will support them in developing their values and beliefs and enable them to:

  • achieve the highest possible levels of literacy and numeracy and cognitive skills
  • develop skills for learning, skills for life and skills for work
  • develop knowledge and understanding of society, the world and Scotland's place in it
  • experience challenge and success so that they can develop well-informed views and act responsibly.

They should be encouraged to adopt an active and healthy lifestyle and be equipped with the skills needed for planning their future lives and careers.

The period of education from pre-school to the end of S3 has the particular purpose of providing each young person in Scotland with this broad general education.

The broad general within Perth Academy means S1-S3 and includes all of the experiences and outcomes across all curriculum areas up to and including the third level. These should be experienced by all pupils, as far as this is consistent with their learning needs and prior achievements.

This approach should enable and motivate learners to develop to their fullest across the four capacities. Most learners will progress into the fourth level in many aspects of their learning before the end of S3, laying strong foundations for more specialised learning, qualifications and lifelong learning.

For those learners whose needs are best met through learning at levels below the fourth level, the framework provides the opportunity to build on their prior learning and provide breadth, depth and enrichment.

Perth Academy
Murray Place, PERTH, Scotland
PH1 1NJ

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