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Please could you include Scotland in your education section. We don't have Reception, SATS, league tables or bands.

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bobsmum Thu 12-Jul-07 18:16:44

I did ask you nicely at the beginning of 2003 and emailed you lots of info .

My ds was 6 months at the time.

Now he's actually starting Primary 1 in August and I would have liked to have had a MN perspective on what to expect.

There are quite a lot of Scottish mumsnetters and we would appreciate the different education system being acknowledged.

The information is out there.

There are a few Scottish teachers on here too who could help you out of you hit a brick wall.

Your information on English schooling is great, something comparable for north of the border would be fab.


bobsmum Thu 12-Jul-07 18:19:34

I mean in the "Big Issues" bit not as a talk thread btw .

bobsmum Thu 12-Jul-07 18:24:47

And no Cof E schools (obviously)

Or grammar schools.

Aimsmum Thu 12-Jul-07 18:27:27

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Tamum Thu 12-Jul-07 18:28:31

Oh hear hear bobsmum. The assumption that everywhere follows the English system is pretty irritating to put it mildly, and the differences are pretty substantial.

nailpolish Thu 12-Jul-07 18:30:34

its because the scottish education system is far far superior

they are all jealous

bobsmum Thu 12-Jul-07 18:31:18

Actually just found my email in my sent folder!!

November 2003 I thought I was exaggerating for effect, but I was only a few months out!! (Ok so ds was actually 13 months, but even so )

bobsmum Thu 12-Jul-07 18:31:50

NP - oh yes - meant to add that too -

Tamum Thu 12-Jul-07 18:40:14

...or GCSEs, or starting the day after they are 4, or half term holidays in the summer term (suspect that may just be here, but still...)

bobsmum Thu 12-Jul-07 18:43:44

Good grief can you imagine if they had the start the day after they turned 4!

coppertop Thu 12-Jul-07 18:44:35

An explanation of the Scottish system would be good for those of us south of the border too. All the P-classes and options to start in different years are confusing.

Trust the Scottish lot to go and make it all complicated.

Tamum Thu 12-Jul-07 18:46:31

How very dare you coppertop

coppertop Thu 12-Jul-07 18:48:22

<scuttles away at top speed>

Aimsmum Thu 12-Jul-07 19:01:31

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JustineMumsnet (MNHQ) Thu 12-Jul-07 21:37:27

Hi Bobsmum,
You are right of course - has it really been that long ? Now I know you might find this hard to believe but our next big project after some talk refinements is the big issues guide and I absolutely guarantee you than when that re-vamp occurs - autumn hopefully we will absolutely make sure that the Scottish school system is included.
Mumsnet Towers

thelady Thu 12-Jul-07 22:16:15

And just to confuse things: we have a grammar school here (in Scotland) but it's not selective!

bobsmum Fri 13-Jul-07 08:34:12

I know some of the schools are still called grammar schools (hutchie, Paisley etc).

The only thing the possibly comes close would be Jordanhill School which is grant aided, but not selective (except by mega-mortgage ) but that's the only one in the country I can think of.

nailpolish Fri 13-Jul-07 09:14:30

looking forward to it justine

bobsmum - my dd1 starts P1 in August too - hard to believe isnt it?!

nailpolish Fri 13-Jul-07 09:34:24

re-read and re-read again the info about English education system. What a scutter! i need to go for a lie down now ....

suedonim Fri 13-Jul-07 12:13:27

A Scottish education topic would be most excellent! I never tire of pointing out to the British international schools here that they use the English curriculum, there is no British curriculum. Petty, I know, but it gives me pleasure.

MotherFunk Fri 13-Jul-07 12:24:33

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Aimsmum Fri 13-Jul-07 12:29:27

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MotherFunk Fri 13-Jul-07 12:34:25

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nailpolish Fri 13-Jul-07 14:17:37

i understand reception is aged 4-5
so not the same as P1

MotherFunk Fri 13-Jul-07 16:37:29

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