Curriculum for Excellence statement

The University of Glasgow is today (Tuesday 26 March) publishing a statement on how the Curriculum for Excellence (CfE) will impact on prospective students.

With school pupils entering the ‘Senior Phase’ of S4 in August 2013, the University is setting out its approach to admissions for 2015 and beyond, detailing changes that have been made and how these dovetail into the fundamentals of Curriculum for Excellence. Full details on this and how the information contained will enable those students entering S4 this autumn to select subjects with confidence through understanding the requirements are available: CfE statement.

The CfE statement also includes a number of learner journeys based on indicative individuals who have undertaken different patterns of school provision in the Senior Phase of Curriculum for Excellence. The ‘journeys’ are based on the achievement of individual learners who progress from school to specific degree courses at the University of Glasgow.

The Principal and Vice Chancellor of the University of Glasgow, Professor Anton Muscatelli said:

“Over the last few years the University of Glasgow has been engaging with schools, the SQA and the Scottish Government to look at how we can maximise the benefits that Curriculum for Excellence will bring for pupils entering Higher Education.   Our Admissions policy recognises the flexibility of the learner journey and has evolved to ensure pupils have the opportunity to benefit from this.  We also recognise the emphasis on skills within Curriculum for Excellence which aligns well with our own focus on Graduate Attributes.   We look forward to welcoming a new generation of students from Scottish schools who will be better prepared and more ready for success in Higher Education and to develop into the kind of graduates that our economy needs.” 

The statement on CfE is being made in advance of a major speech at the University of Glasgow by the Cabinet Secretary for Education and Lifelong Learning, Michael Russell MSP on Wednesday 27 March 2013 on the theme of “From Good to Great: Building Equity and Success in Scottish Education”.

Editorial Notes

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First published: 25 March 2013

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