Can anyone offer me any advice? My daughter has just gone into S3 before the holidays and has chosen her 8 subjects. Despite me attending every meeting about the new CfE etc, I am still confused about how the 'dropping' of subjects works. My daughter's school will drop from 8 subjects to 6 - am I right in thinking they drop in S4, or is it S5? - or does it depend on the school? My other question (to which I've never had a satisfactory answer yet) is why do they have to drop 2 subjects? What happens if you want to take 8 subjects, or 7 subjects? Have you just done two years 'in-depth' studying for nothing? Any clarification would be really helpful. I'm not stupid (well I hope not, I'm about to do the PGDE Primary!) and I'm not uninterested. At the time of all the CfE meetings at school, I thought I had all the answers to all my questions - until I began to think about it properly and what it all means for those in S3. I will get in touch with the school when they go back, but to be perfectly honest, the dealings I've had so far have been very unsatisfying, and I thought perhaps someone on here could advise. Now I just have to deal with the fact that my daughter feels she should have taken a subject she hasn't taken, and of course wants to get rid of a different subject that she did take and wishes she hadn't!! Aaaaargghhhhhh!