Curriculum for Excellence

Curriculum for Excellence

Designed for the Curriculum for Excellence, these radio resources are made specially for Scottish primary schools.

They are intended to be used as part of active learning experiences: to get children listening, thinking, talking and doing.

All programmes are available initially through the Scottish Learners Early/1st Level and Scottish Learners Second Level podcasts. Then information and clips will become available on the programme pages, so keep checking the pages listed under previous programmes.

  • Scottish Learners Early/1st level

    Age 4 - 8

    A collection of programmes targeted at different ages from Early Years to about P4, including subjects from Physical Education to Science to topic-based fun.

  • Scottish Learners 2nd level

    Age 9 - 12

    A collection of programmes treating upper primary learners - from about P5 to P7 - as engaged, grown-up listeners. Some resources will also have value for early secondary learners.

Programmes to download

Programmes to download at any time

Download programmes

A collection of programmes to download as mp3 files at any time. Includes dance and music.



Current podcasts

See all School Radio and other Learning podcasts available from the BBC Podcast Directory.

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We are always pleased to receive your feedback, suggestions and pupils' work.

'Carrie's War' by Nina Bawden

Carrie's War by Nina Bawden

Carrie's War

Catch up on 'Carrie's War' by Nina Bawden. All 10 episodes are now available to listen online.

'Friend or Foe' by Michael Morpurgo

Friend or Foe by Michael Morpurgo

Friend or Foe

Catch up on 'Friend or Foe' by Michael Morpurgo. All 8 episodes are now available to listen online.

Perform our School Musicals

Perform our School Musicals

School Musicals

Our performance scripts for 9 to 11s, complete with music, songs and special effects to download.

Macbeth for mobile and tablet

Macbeth videos for mobile and tablet

Macbeth animations

Watch Macbeth animated in 8 short video episodes for mobile/tablet. See the Teacher Notes.

Curriculum for Excellence

100 years since World War 1

WW1 Performance Pack

WW1 Performance Pack

Commemorate 100 years since WW1 by staging our specially-written play 'Archie Dobson's War'.

Private Peaceful - listen now!

Click to listen to Private Peaceful by Michael Morpurgo

Private Peaceful

All 13 episodes of Michael Morpurgo's moving WW1 story are available to listen to online.

Teacher's notes

Teacher's Notes

Online Teacher's Notes

Notes to support the programmes including details of all the series content.