§ Mr. Ross
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will make a statement on the work and progress of the Scottish Certificate of Education Examination Board; and whether he has sought, or been given so far, its advice on the syllabuses to guide schools in respect of the examinations for which they are to assume responsibility in the middle of the next school year.
§ Mr. Noble
The Board has appointed finance, general purposes, and examinations committees. They are considering details of the organisation it will require. The post of director has been advertised.
The Board has decided that the 1965 examination will be on the same lines as in 1964. Future syllabus arrangements will be for consideration when the Board has completed its organisation.