The Scottish Government have published a review which summarises the predicted trends that will shape the lives of young people over the next decade. View it here:

See Section 5 for current trends in education in Scotland as well as future trends. The current trends highlight attainment changes, while the future trends highlight how digital technology are expected to influence a variety of aspects of education.

In Summary:
– Pupils are staying in education longer & gaining more qualifications.
– Large attainment gap between pupils from most & least deprived areas.
– Higher % of young people are enrolling in higher education in Scotland.
– Digital Education is likely to provide increased levels of personalisation.

These topics were discussed at The Education Skills and Committee Meeting where our Chair, Joanna, was a member of the Panel on 1st May 2019.