Curriculum Levels

There are national levels to describe different stages of learning and progress. For most children the expectation is:


• Early Level – pre-school to the end of P1

• First Level – to the end of P4

• Second Level – to the end of P7

• Third and Fourth Levels – S1 to S3, with the fourth level broadly equivalent to SCQF level 4

• Senior Phase – S4-S6, and equivalents in other settings, where pupils/students can continue to develop the four capacities and achieve qualifications