Curriculum for Excellence Levels

Education Scotland published a draft version of their ‘Benchmarks’ document in August 2016, in order to help teachers, learners and parents better understand how to a particular Level in achieved in respective subject areas. The final version is due to be published in June 2017.

The document contains information about how teachers arrive at an holistic decision when ascribing levels, using a combination of Experiences and Outcomes and  ‘Benchmarks’. The Benchmarks streamline and embed a wide range of assessment guidance (Significant Aspects of Learning and Progression Frameworks) into one key resource to support teachers’ professional judgement. 

By the end of the Broad General Education (S1-S3), it is hoped that the majority of young people will have progressed to achieve Fourth Level, ensuring progression into National 5 in S4. The draft document is available on this page for further information and will be replaced with the final version when it is published. LiteracyEnglishBenchmarks