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Traditionally the English, Welsh and Northern Irish systems have emphasised depth of education whereas the Scottish system has emphasised breadth. Thus English, Welsh and Northern Irish students tend to sit a small number of more advanced examinations and Scottish students tend to sit a larger number of less advanced examinations.
I have never really understood GCSE and A-Level results but I guess that even a Scottish person might not understand Standard Grade and Higher because I only know about them because I have sat them.
Anyway, my question is: Which is better? Depth of education ie less subjects, more extensive courses or breadth of education which would cover more subjects but with less extensive coverage?
Quite frankly I think that neither is better than the other unless the person sitting the subject wants to specialise in it in which case depth would be better. Although a rather broad knowledge of many subjects could be a benefit.
I dunno. Your turn.