Subject choice in West Lothian schools criticised by Lothian MSP

Lothian MSP Gordon Lindhurst has criticised the lack of subject choice available for pupils across West Lothian schools.

 

The Scottish Conservative and Unionist MSP highlighted research from Reform Scotland, showing that no schools in the local authority now offer eight subjects to pupils sitting Nat 4 and Nat 5 exams.

 

Mr Lindhurst believes that limiting subject choice to six or seven exams means that pupils learning experience will be diminished and potential future career prospects hurt.

 

Mr Lindhurst says the SNP’s rhetoric of education being their number one priority is far different to the reality for pupils in West Lothian.

 

Commenting Gordon Lindhurst MSP said: “It is extremely disheartening to see that schools across West Lothian are no longer offering eight subjects to our youngsters.

 

“By limiting subject choice, pupils learning experience is less enhanced than it might have been in years previously, while future career prospects might also be hurt if pupils can’t get to do the subjects they wish to.

 

“The SNP Government insist that education is their number one priority, but the reality is far different in West Lothian.

 

“Our pupils deserve far better than the SNP Government continuing to lose focus on delivering meaningful education reforms.”