SCOTLAND'S biggest teaching union last night claimed the new secondary school curriculum is facing a "major crisis" after the top-performing education authority moved to ignore official advice on how it should be implemented.
The Educational Institute of Scotland (EIS) issued the warning after East Renfrewshire Council bypassed guidance on when and how to introduce the Curriculum for Excellence (CfE) and its associated exams.
Pupils in the Labour-run local authority will not sit new National 4 and National 5 exams until a year after the rest of the Scottish school population, despite express guidance against such a delay. They will continue to choose what subjects to study from the end of S2.
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