ref date:9 Jun 1999 (EDU)
English snub Scottish education system yet again
As a product of the Scottish education system, having obtained my
'O grades' , Highers and then Certificates of Sixth Year Studies (CSYS),
in the sciences and maths, I am shocked by the arrogance and blinding
stupidity of the Scottish Office.
The English Universities have NEVER accepted the CSYS as being equivalent
to an English (so called) A-level. That is the problem, their ignorance.
The CSYS (at least in my day) was every bit as taxing as the A-level
and yet London based governments and UCCA refused to accept these
qualifications as being as 'good as' the English A-level.
Legislate to make the CSYS (if it even exists now!) the SAME as an A-Level
to make the arrogant English universities accept the CSYS.
DO NOT TAMPER WITH OUR EDUCATION SYSTEM. IT NEEDS CASH, NOT LONDONS
UNINSPIRED AND TIRESOME MEDDLING.