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why are there 3 times as many english higher entries than maths?

Discussion in 'Scotland - education news' started by misterroy, Sep 2, 2015.

  1. misterroy

    misterroy New commenter

  2. BillyBobJoe

    BillyBobJoe Lead commenter

    Combination of factors. First up is the lower numbers achieving National 5 Maths compared with National 5 English. Next we have the fact that going from a C or low B at National 5 to a higher pass is eminently feasible in English but not in Maths (it's not perfect data but the number of entries for Higher maths is pretty close to the number of A and B grades at Int 2 and National 5 the previous year, while English is pretty close to the number of A-C grades). Then we have the fact that anyone considering teaching as a future career is required to have Higher English but not Higher Maths (if someone can explain the logic there I'm all ears). Last but not least, in an ironic twist, either your reading or your counting failed as the spreadsheet records approx. 21000 entries for Maths, not 12000.
  3. misterroy

    misterroy New commenter

    darn, 36 vs 21 is correct.

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