Emma Seith

The postcode lottery behind Higher subjects

Everything you need to know about the disparity in choices between schools

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The “huge gulf” in the number of subjects offered at Higher by neighbouring schools was revealed earlier this month by the Scottish Conservatives. But just how concerned should we be? Tes Scotland looks beyond the headlines.

So what did the Scottish Conservatives find?

They claim to have found that “schools which are only a few miles apart are offering pupils a vastly different number of subjects to study”.

Which authorities came out worst?

The two councils with the biggest gaps between schools were Edinburgh City Council, where pupils could choose from up to 21 more Higher subjects ...

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