CSR Submission: Provisions of the Education Bill
Expert body recommends earlier S4 exams, adding time to S5 courses
The Commission on School Reform, the independent group of education experts set up by the think tank Reform Scotland, has released its response to the Scottish Government’s consultation on the provisions of the Education Bill.
The response, which can be read in full here, builds on previous work done by the Commission on how we can improve the examination system now, without significant and inevitably long reforms.
The Commission’s response calls for a shorter S4 examination timetable, finishing at Easter, and for the final term of S4 to be used to begin teaching on S5 Higher examinations.
Other recommendations including limiting Broad General Education to S1 and S2 only, a practice already adopted by some schools, to create extra teaching time in S3 for qualifications courses.