Curriculum Information
ADDRESS Rutherglen High School Langlea Road Cambuslang G72 8ES
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Curriculum for Excellence is the name given to the new curriculum in Scotland for all children and young people aged 3-18.  It is a forward; looking, coherent, more flexible and enriched curriculum that provides young people with the knowledge, skills and attributes they will need if they are to flourish in life, learning and work, now and in the future.

The curriculum includes all of the experiences that are planned for children and young people to support the development of their skills, wherever they are being educated, for example in the family and community, pre-school centre, nursery and school.  This broad, general education will allow them to become successful learners, confident individuals, responsible citizens and effective contributors to life in the 21st century.

In taking this forward our school will work closely with South Lanarkshire Education Resources and other services to enable Curriculum for Excellence to be fully embedded, ensuring the best possible education for all children and young people.  We wish you to feel confident that your child is encouraged and supported to develop their literacy, numeracy and other skills whilst they attend our school.  The curriculum areas are as follows:

  • Expressive arts
  • Languages and literacy
  • Health and wellbeing
  • Mathematics and numeracy
  • Religious and moral education
  • Science
  • Social studies
  • Technologies

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Our learning and teaching activities are based on the outcomes and experiences in the guidelines that all schools have for Curriculum for Excellence.





The pre-school years and Primary 1 or later for some.



To the end of Primary 4, but earlier or later for some.



To the end of Primary 7, but earlier or later for some.




Secondary 1 to Secondary 3, but earlier for some the fourth level broadly equates to SCQF level 4.

Senior Phase

Secondary 4-6 and college or other means of study.



Rutherglen High School provides a broad, balanced and appropriate curriculum for all pupils in line with National and South Lanarkshire guidelines. Due to the changing nature of the school population it may not be possible to offer prescribed courses on a yearly basis.

Supported Classes. 

The curriculum in the Supported Classes follows Curriculum for Excellence and Scottish Qualifications Authority guidelines and is designed to offer pupils learning experience tailored to meet their specific needs.  Pupils use a wide range of multi-sensory supports including I.C.T., Boardmaker, Makaton and sensory objects to enable them to focus and progress in their learning.  Within the department we have fostered effective links and partnership working opportunities with outside agencies and the local community. Having opportunities to learn and develop skills in these surroundings provides the pupils with opportunities to learn from real – life contexts and facilitates transferability of skills. 

In S1-S3, pupils follow a broad general education working at Early / First level of Curriculum for Excellence with a base teacher who is responsible for teaching Numeracy, Literacy and Health and Wellbeing.  Pupils also have access to a wide range of other subjects and teachers. 

In S4 – S6 pupils undertake a range of SQA units specific to their needs working at National 1 level.  



Rutherglen High School
Rutherglen High School