Tag: Examinations

Standardised Testing in Scottish Schools

I am sitting at my desk listening to the statement from Nicola Sturgeon regarding education and am shaking my head in utter bewilderment. Let me say from the outset that I have been fairly vocal...

Scottish Review Excerpt

The Kafkaesque surveillance of our schools: Walter Humes As Scottish schools re-opened last week after the summer holidays, a rather unusual event took place. Amid the excitement of the start of the new session, a dissident voice was...

Best Days of Your Life?

Published, in full, The Herald, Thursday 14th August 2014 Do you remember the old adage about your school experience as being ‘the best days of your life’? I do, and they were. What I remember...