Broad and General Education (P1-S3)

Within Carronhill School, we aim to provide a curriculum that is both inclusive and ambitious for all – a curriculum which is both academically challenging and also provides opportunities to develop skills for learning, skills for life and skills for work.
Our aim is to ensure all pupils experience a broad general education which is challenging and relevant and meets the individual needs of our pupils.

The Curriculum for Excellence is a single framework for pupils aged 3 – 18 years of age.

Within the Broad and General Education from P1-S3 we promote learning across a wide range of contexts of experiences and outcomes around the four capacities to ensure our pupils are successful learners, confident individuals, effective contributors and responsible citizens. Our curriculum will also reflect the principles of curriculum design to ensure breadth, depth, personalisation & choice, challenge & enjoyment, progression, coherence and relevance. Therefore we will have a curriculum which we will adapt continuously over time to meet the needs of our individual pupils.

Pupil skills are developed through a wide range of curricular activities and experiences in the following areas:

Throughout the school, the focus of health and wellbeing and personal and social education is to extend pupils’ knowledge and understanding about ways to keep healthy. The curriculum supports pupils in building up their awareness of good personal hygiene, of hazards and how to keep safe at school, at home and in the community. Pupils are encouraged to make healthy choices and build up their awareness of factors that contribute to a healthy lifestyle. Pupils are given opportunities to take part in activities such as cycling, swimming, bowling, rebound therapy and tubing in their local community.

The use of ICT is seen as a powerful tool to support all aspects of learning and teaching. For some pupils at Carronhill School ICT enables access, through a range of switches and devices, to opportunities otherwise denied to them, for example to become more independent learners. There are interactive SMART Board and iPads available to support learning and teaching.

Further information can be found on Education Scotland’s website:

Broad and General Education