The value of SVS;Letter;News amp; Opinion
Yes, social and vocational studies statistically is seen as an easily accessed Standard grade, as are some others, but it seemed ingenuous of Mr Gillies to highlight it in this way.
Comparing a pupil's achievement in a course which "examines" activities such as organising a community event with one which includes Newton's first law of motion is very difficult if not impossible, and I totally agree with the point being made in principle.
My objection is that by being specific, SVS as a course appeared demeaned and its educative value with it.
Graham Milne Assistant rector, Elgin Academy