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Scottish Welsh Curriculum Crisis
There has been recent criticism of Scotland’s Curriculum for Excellence, which the new Welsh school's Curriculum has been derived from. The Scottish Government has now invited the O.E.C.D to review of their ten-year-old Curriculum. The review is not intended to review the fundamental principles of the 'Curriculum for Excellence' however.
The Scottish 2018 Pisa results rose from 49.3% to 50.4% in reading, which is a 1.1% rise. The drop in Scottish maths scores from 49.1% to 48.9% by 0.2% is so insignificant it is not worth referring to it. The science drop from 49.7% to 49.0% is 0.7%. is not that great. These are such marginal changes, it does not justify any political bickering over standards.
he Concerns about the Scottish Curriculum
A key report in February 2020 established that few schools in Scotland were rated excellent on key measures (Seith, 2020). This in a curriculum that was introduced in 2010. Gayle Gordon, head of inspection curriculum development Education Scotland is quoted as saying.
improvement, said inspectors, included achieving consistently high-quality
learning and teaching; continuing to improve the reliability and validity of
teachers’ judgements about how well pupils were progressing; improving the
monitoring and tracking of children’s and young people’s progress, skills and
attainment over time; and the teaching of equality and diversity."
Curran () argues that Scottish Education, which was once the envy of the world, has been too progressive. He refers to the words being used to describe the 'Curriculum for Excellence' as ‘vague’, ‘lacking in clarity’ and ‘wishy washy.' Hirsch () refers to France and Sweden, who had excellent elementary systems, who wrecked their curriculum through giving schools too much autonomy. He contend changed their system in a desire to create improvement.
Concerns over Scottish Examinations