Published in November 2004, this document sets out the values, purposes, and principles for education in Scotland for pupils aged 3–18. It describes the characteristics which education should aspire to encourage, suggesting that schools should produce successful learners who are also confident individuals, effective contributors to society, and responsible citizens. The Curriculum for Excellence was drawn up as the result of a review of the Scottish education system begun in 2003, following the 2002 report Educating for Excellence, which cited the need for a review of the curriculum and the need to create a single, coherent curriculum for age 3–18 ‘with space for children to achieve and teachers to teach’. It also sets out a timetable for engaging with the teaching profession and reviewing the curriculum.
http://www.curriculumforexcellencescotland.gov.uk Details of the CfE process, progress, and objectives.