More exam changes may be in pipeline, SQA warns

Concerns over compatibility of bi-level syllabuses may prompt further tweaks

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Teachers have been warned by the head of Scotland’s exam body that more change could be in the pipeline when it comes to the new national qualifications.

Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) chief executive Janet Brown told the Scottish Parliament’s education and skills committee that if “significant numbers of schools” are found to be delivering bi-level classes, compatibility between N4 and N5 will have to be looked at – and that will mean “change again”.

Closing the gap

Research published this month by the SQA suggested bi-level teaching was widespread in Scottish schools; S4 pupils in ...

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