Online opinion

10th February 2012 at 00:00
TESS readers respond to news about Curriculum for Excellence

N45 delayed

How can one authority (East Renfrewshire) decide to delay the introduction of the new exams for a year? I read that only individual departments with special circumstances could do so.


N4 and N5 advicehelp?

I have managed to confuse myself. Now that N4 and N5 are nearing, can you explain what will happen for S3? If they pick, say, chemistry in S3, do they do N4 in S3 and S4, and then National 5 in S5? Or do they only begin N4 in S4? So what do they do in S3?


RME and Curriculum for Excellence

I am worried about what will happen to RME with the introduction of CfE. If a school can only offer five subjects in S4-S6 will that mean National 4 and 5 RMPS is at risk? In most schools S3-S4 Certificate RS is one of the smaller subjects if it exists at all. I can't see many pupils picking our subject when the number of choices are being cut.


N45H chemistry and curricular structure

There seems to be a lot of the old Higher in N5. We have been really concerned at the lack of time till August and we still have not seen the structure of the timetable. We are starting to panic at the lack of information and leadership at national level.


Join the debate on the TESS Opinion forum:

Log-in as an existing print or digital subscriber

Forgotten your subscriber ID?


To access this content and the full TES archive, subscribe now.

View subscriber offers


Get TES online and delivered to your door – for less than the price of a coffee

Save 33% off the cover price with this great subscription offer. Every copy delivered to your door by first-class post, plus full access to TES online and the TES app for just £1.90 per week.
Subscribers also enjoy a range of fantastic offers and benefits worth over £270:

  • Discounts off TES Institute courses
  • Access over 200,000 articles in the TES online archive
  • Free Tastecard membership worth £79.99
  • Discounts with Zipcar,, Virgin Wines and other partners
Order your low-cost subscription today