An independent review of the senior phase of Scottish education will be carried out to ensure pupils have the best opportunities, the Scottish Government has announced.

It comes after a report by the Scottish Parliament’s Education Committee made a number of recommendations following an inquiry into the number of subjects available to pupils at secondary school level and called for a review.

The inquiry also considered particular concerns raised about a narrowing of subject choice for pupils in S4.

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In the report, it is suggested there has been “confusion and inadequate support” from Education Scotland and SQA following the implementation of the Curriculum for Excellence in 2010.

Announcing the review, Deputy First Minister John Swinney, who is also Education Secretary, said: “Curriculum for Excellence gives children and young people the skills and knowledge to achieve their ambitions.

“We will commission an independent review of the senior phase to help us better understand how the curriculum is being implemented and identify any areas for improvement.”