‘Postcode lottery’ over education options
A LEADING academic has called for the number of subjects pupils can choose to be made consistent across Scotland.
Changes made when Curriculum for Excellence (CfE) was instituted in 2014 created timetabling issues for examinations.
Some schools have limited the number of qualifications which can be taken in S4 to just six, as opposed to eight in the previous system.
However, according to research done by Reform Scotland, some state and independent schools have ignored the limit.
Keir Bloomer, the chairman of Reform Scotland’s Commission on School Reform, said: “We are seeing a postcode lottery.”