Better Educational Bias North Of The Border
When I was growing up we used to visit Scotland a lot from down south – wherever we were living apart from the overseas postings. Dad had been in the forces and we moved around a lot. Our annual holidays to remote farmsteads and mobile caravan parks would fill us with glee as soon as the end of the summer term approached. We loved the clean air and the friendly folk around us. Mum always regretted that we couldn’t live up there, near Carnoustie or Arbroath. Her view was that the schooling was much better, more focused and driven towards the 3 Rs and thus a better deal. It is true that Scottish exams are different and the results are much better across the board than most English schools. They embraced online training early on – some communities are so remote, it is vital. E-learning is a matter of life enhancement for all students, wherever they happen to be.