HC Deb 03 July 1989 vol 156 c52W
Dr. Reid

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what proposals he has to bring craft and design education into the curriculum for Scottish schools; what plans there are for the teaching of art; and by what date he expects such subjects to be part of the curriculum.

Mr. Michael Forsyth

Current guidance for secondary schools is that the curriculum of every pupil up to the age of 16 should include subjects within the modes designated creative and aesthetic activity, which includes art, and technological activity and applications, which includes craft and design. Scottish certificate of education courses are available in both subjects at O-grade, standard grade and higher levels. Art and design may be taken at the level of certificate of sixth-year studies. Consideration is being given to the introduction of a certificate of sixth-year studies course in craft and design. Craft and design and art are also aspects of the primary curriculum, which is presently being reviewed.

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