FOI Request - Teaching Hours and External Examinations

Request 101000419905

The information I require is as follows:

1. Number of hours of PE per week for (a) primary and (b) secondary schools in each year from 2007 to 2016.

2. Number of hours spent teaching modern languages in primary schools in each academic year from 2007 to 2016.

3. Number of hours spent teaching modern languages in secondary schools in each academic year

4. Number of students achieving pass marks in external examinations from 2007 to 2016 broken down by qualification

5. Number of hours spent on outdoor education for a) primary and b) secondary schools in each year from 2007 to 2016.  

Please treat each question as a separate request.

Response 01-04-2016

  1. Currently a minimum of 2 hours per week for both Primary and Secondary Schools. No historical information is available.
  2. Currently an average of 3 hours per week. No historical information is available.
  3. Currently S1 – S4  an average of 2 hours 30 minutes per week per class. Those who take Modern Languages as a qualification, 3hours 20 – 4 hours 10 minutes per week. No historical information is available.
  4. See attached document here.
  5. This information is not held and is therefore exempt under Section 17 of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.

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