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Scottish Literature and Drama (Schools) Oral Question, 18/03/15 [S]

During Portfolio Question Time on 18 March 2015 Graham Dey (SNP) asked the Scottish Government how it encourages the study of Scottish literature and drama in schools.

The Minister for Learning, Science and Scotland's Languages, Dr Alasdair Allan replied, that the curriculum national guidance encourages teachers to use Scottish literature and drama as a rich part of young people’s learning. That can be done through whole-school events, such as theatre productions and poetry competitions, and through the books that pupils choose from their school libraries and study in class.

The study of Scottish literature in the senior phase of secondary schools is also encouraged by the inclusion of a specific question on Scottish literature in the new higher and national 5 English qualifications.

For the full answer to this and any subsidiary questions see the Scottish Parliament Official Report 18 March 2015 which is available from the Scottish Parliament website.

Further Information

Scottish Parliament Official Report 18 March 2015