The goal of Catholic education is the formation of the human person and includes the commitment to prepare young people to fully use all of their gifts and talents contribute to the good of society.
This view of education complements the values, skills and attributes set out in Curriculum for Excellence (which outlines the responsibility of all staff to develop not only their own curricular experiences and outcomes but also to embed skills for learning, life and work in their courses) and in Getting it Right for Every Child (which describes best practice in joint working by all professionals to secure positive outcomes for all young people).
These comprehensive goals of education, as set out both by the Church and the Scottish Government, shape the curriculum and values of Turnbull High School.
The modern curriculum can be seen to be made up of the following four contexts for learning.
Within the Curriculum Areas and Subjects element of this model, individual subject Departments are responsible for delivering the following for learners.
All Departments are responsible for designing and delivering courses for young people which will deliver their respective Experiences and Outcomes for Level 3 and Level 4 of Curriculum for Excellence. These courses have been created in line with the following Design Principles.
All Departments will provide learners with opportunities to study and achieve awards in SQA National Qualifications – including the Scottish Baccalaureate – during the senior phase.