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Curriculum for Excellence. Religious and Moral Education. Aims and Objectives. To inform you about: Curriculum for Excellence team Developments so far Nature of the new qualifications Development Process. SQA CfE Team. Came together in August 2009 Headed by Roddy Gillespie

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Curriculum for excellence

Curriculum for Excellence

Religious and Moral Education


Aims and objectives
Aims and Objectives

  • To inform you about:

    • Curriculum for Excellence team

    • Developments so far

    • Nature of the new qualifications

    • Development Process


Sqa cfe team
SQA CfE Team

  • Came together in August 2009

  • Headed by Roddy Gillespie

  • Eight development teams based on curriculum areas plus Literacy and Numeracy

  • Each with a Qualifications Development Manager, QDCs (consultants) and a QDO (officer)


Development model
Development Model

Curricular Area

Suites of Courses

Course

Units


Curriculum for excellence

Appointments process

  • Curriculum Area Review Group - nominations from key stakeholders

  • Qualification Design Team – nominations from senior practitioners

  • Subject Working Group – self-nominations from subject experts

  • Sign-off via SQA internal & external committees


National 4 key features
National 4 key features:

  • Replace Standard Grade (General) and Intermediate 1

  • Courses will be unit based

  • Ungraded course award based on achieving units and coursework assessment - SQA will quality assure the assessment

  • To be available from session 2013/14


National 5 key features
National 5 key features

  • Replace Standard Grade (Credit) and Intermediate 2

  • Courses are unit based

  • Graded course award based on achieving units, coursework assessment and external assessment by SQA – SQA will quality assure the assessments

  • To be available from session 2013/14


Rme curriculum area
RME Curriculum Area

  • The RME Curriculum Area has two sets of Experiences and Outcomes:

    • Religious and moral education

    • Religious education in Roman Catholic schools

  • Future courses at National 4 and 5 will build on knowledge, skills, attitudes and aptitudes established 3-15


Rme curriculum area1
RME Curriculum Area

  • Current national qualifications include:

    • Religious, Moral and Philosophical Studies.

    • Religious Studies

  • The SQA team responsible for the development of RME in the senior phase is currently engaging with practitioners and other bodies on suitable qualifications at National 4 and 5.


Existing qualifications
Existing qualifications

  • Standard Grade Foundation to go

  • Access 3 and Higher to be retained as ‘points of stability’

  • Revision of existing qualifications at Access, Higher and Advanced Higher to ensure they are consistent with CfE developments and to provide good progression