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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5O-01114: Michelle Ballantyne (South Scotland)

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Date lodged: 7 June 2017

To ask the Scottish Government what steps it is taking to ensure that pupils can study a range of subjects at National 4 and 5 levels.

Answered by: John Swinney 14 June 2017

All children should have the best possible educational opportunities and we are doing everything we can - working with our national and local partners - to ensure this.

We are encouraging secondary schools to work collaboratively with other secondary schools and the local college in their area, to widen the range of options available to young people throughout their senior phase curriculum.

In every secondary school inspection, Education Scotland is looking at the learning pathways on offer and encouraging schools to provide a range of options to meet the needs of all their young people.