Curriculum for Excellence

Find out how Bikeability Scotland training supports Health and Wellbeing Experiences and Outcomes and how cycling links directly to Physical Education Significant Aspects of Learning.

As the majority of Bikeability Scotland training is delivered in schools and increasingly forms part of the Physical Education and/or wider curriculum, Cycling Scotland recognises the importance of explicitly demonstrating how cycle training fits within the context of the Curriculum for Excellence.

The following information details the specific Health and Wellbeing Experiences and Outcomes that Bikeability Scotland training supports and sets out how the Physical Education Significant Aspects of Learning can be applied directly to the activity of cycling.

Experiences and outcomes

  • HWB 2-21a: As I encounter new challenges and contexts for learning, I am encouraged and supported to demonstrate my ability to select, adapt and apply movement skills and strategies, creatively, accurately and with control.
  • HWB 2-22a: I practise, consolidate and refine my skills to improve my performance. I am developing and sustaining my levels of fitness.
  • HWB 2-23a: While working and learning with others, I improve my range of skills, demonstrate tactics and achieve identified goals.
  • HWB 2-24a: By reflecting on my own and others’ work and evaluating it against shared criteria, I can recognise improvement and achievement and use this to progress further.
  • HWB 2-25a: I am experiencing enjoyment and achievement on a daily basis by taking part in different kinds of energetic physical activities of my choosing, including sport and opportunities for outdoor learning, available at my place of learning and in the wider community.
  • HWB 2-15a: I am developing my understanding of the human body and can use this knowledge to maintain and improve my wellbeing and health.
  • HWB 2-16a: I am learning to assess and manage risk, to protect myself and others, and to reduce the potential for harm when possible.
  • HWB 2-17a: I know and can demonstrate how to keep myself and others safe and how to respond in a range of emergency situations.
  • HWB 2-18a: I know and can demonstrate how to travel safely.

Cycling Physical Education Significant Aspects of Learning

Cognitive skills

I can recognise cues when performing manoeuvres in the correct order and respond to the environment around me. I can use decision-making skills before and during manoeuvres to decide the safest option for me. I can concentrate on my actions, and those of others, to cycle safely.

Physical competences

I use my balance and control to maintain my cycling position. I can co-ordinate my whole body and my gross and fine motor skills to cycle fluently. I can control the rhythm and timing of my actions to cycle at different speeds.

Physical fitness

I have the stamina to keep active throughout my journey. I can vary the speed of my movement to stay in control. I can use my core stability to maintain balance and control and keep good posture on my bike.

Personal qualities

I am determined and resilient to keep trying as I discover new cycling skills and increase my confidence. It is my responsibility to behave in a safe and appropriate manner when taking part in cycling activities. I can communicate in a variety of ways to stay safe as I cycle.