‘It’s disgusting how schools are fudging National 4 passes’

Ice cream

Over-lenient and often downright fraudulent passes at National 4 have been handed out like sweeties.

I may be writing this piece as someone with personal experience in one Scottish local authority, but, believe me, it could have been written by a teacher in any of the other 31.

I know that you’ll be disgusted to hear this. But what can we do?

The following will have happened to many of us: you refuse to pass a child on the grounds that they had actually failed. Then suddenly the child passes.

Was it the deputy head who “coached” the pupil through it? Was it the head? Or was it the young, ...

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