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Scottish National 5 Exams Cancellation

8 September 2020

National 5 exams are to be cancelled in Scotland in 2021 and replaced with teacher assessments and coursework.

The move came as new restrictions were imposed across Scotland in response to a sharp rise in new coronavirus cases.

Results will be moderated to "maintain standards", but "awards will not be given or taken away on the basis of a statistical model or on the basis of a school's past performance".

The decision to scrap the final exams for National 5 students, which are usually taken by 15 and 16-year-olds, means their grades will be decided by continuous assessment throughout the year. Teachers and pupils can now prepare for this.

Excerpts taken from: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-54423265

Further to above, we will be closely following the updates from the Government in England and Wales.... watch this space!!

Also, leading on from above.... continuous assessments throughout the year mean regular study and keeping up to date and on top of your work. We already have a system of regular assessments for all our students to ensure their continuous focus on, not only coursework completion, but also deeper knowledge and understanding of the subject in question.

Call us on 07960861156 to discuss your child's requirements.

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