HC Deb 22 November 1979 vol 974 cc346-7W
Mr. Gordon Wilson

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he is satisfied with the range and availability of tuition on Scottish history in secondary and primary schools; and if there are any changes proposed to the curricula and examination.

Mr. Alexander Fletcher

I am awaiting a report of an evaluation of primary education carried out recently by Her Majesty's inspectors of schools. The Scottish Central Committee on Social Subjects is at present surveying the teaching of history in secondary schools. I understand that the Scottish Certificate of Education Examination Board has no plans to change examination syllabuses in history at present apart from the introduction of an additional field of study for the certificate of sixth year studies.