Could better engagement end the battle over National entry?

‘Mutual trust’ required between home and school to present for the right levels, parents’ organisation says

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Parents and schools would not get locked in battles over which qualifications children should be presented for if schools cultivated better relationships with families, a parents’ organisation has said.

The remarks come after almost three-quarters of secondary schools revealed they felt under pressure from parents to present pupils for qualifications they were unsuited for, in a recent report from exam body SQA.

The report also said nearly all teachers felt pressure “to a greater or lesser extent” to present learners for the more advanced National 5, despite evidence indicating National 4 ...

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