Sociology and psychology are increasingly popular subjects in our fifth and sixth-year curriculum but, if the experience of a depute head in a central Scotland secondary is anything to go by, philosophy will be the next innovation at Higher level.
The depute spotted a troubled first year standing behind an office door.
"What are you doing there?" he enquired.
"Who put you there?"
"What had you been doing?"
Exit confused depute stage left, with reflective frown.