Scottish Tory leader challenges First Minister over subject choice figures

The number of schools where pupils are taking an average of six subjects or fewer in S4 has increased by more than 250% since education reforms in the Curriculum for Excellence were introduced, the Tories have claimed.

Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson said in 2018 there were 165 schools where this was the case, compared to just 46 in 2013.

Over the same period, she told the First Minister the number of schools where S4 pupils sit an average of seven or more exams fell from 308 to to 182 – a drop of more than 40…
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