Education in Scotland

Pathway of Education in Scotland.

We have quite a complex system to get our heads around, encompassing Early Years to Further Education, particularly if your child is in school here, but you were educated in another country and through another system.

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To understand a bit more about the pathways for children coming through the State system, here is a summary from Wikipedia entries. Education in Scotland.

To find out more about the Curriculum for Excellence which covers all Primary School education (3-18), you can find blog posts here.

Changes to assessment for our children.

411794_parents-leaflet The Scottish Government shares information regarding when children are to be nationally tested. What is it all about? – evidence gathering. When does it happen – the end of P1, P4, P7 and S3 each year. Why the change? – to standardise testing and collate information received nationally. Greater consistency in approach.