Clear expectation in subjects

Eileen Prior

I want to correct the quote attributed to me in "`Broad general education' still too hazy, say heads" (27 April). In fact I believe the key paragraph in Education Scotland's Curriculum for Excellence briefing is: "Once young people have achieved the outcomes of the third curriculum level in a curriculum area they may then be given options to extend their learning and specialise ."

It seems to us that this spells out quite clearly what the expectation is regarding subject choices: implementing this and effective communication with parents are the next big steps. The feedback we have had from parents to date is that there are substantial gaps in both.

Eileen Prior, executive director, Scottish Parent Teacher Council.

Register to continue reading for free

It only takes a moment and you'll get access to more news, plus courses, jobs and teaching resources tailored to you

Eileen Prior

Latest stories

Schools need to be ready for any blame pushed onto teachers by unhappy pupils

GCSE results day 2021: How to handle TAG unhappiness

What should a teacher do if a student blames them for not getting the GCSE grade they think they deserve this year? Tes rounds up advice for those preparing for that possibility
Grainne Hallahan 5 Aug 2021
Teacher assessed grades, TAGs, results day 2021

SQA results day 2021: how we got here

It’s been a frenetic year – with exams were cancelled and the SQA due to be replaced – so here’s a recap of events on the road to results day
Emma Seith 5 Aug 2021