Emma Seith

Teachers feel ‘branded as cheats’ by SQA over coursework

‘Grossly insulting’ email from exams body suggests that school staff may have been giving their pupils unfair assistance with their assessed projects

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Scotland’s exam body has become embroiled in a fresh battle with teachers over suggestions that schools are “cheating the system” when it comes to pupils’ coursework, TESS can reveal.

The latest spat between teachers and the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) – which many secondary school staff blame for their workload woes – comes just days after the SQA was forced to scrap controversial assessments associated with the new national qualifications.

Now teachers are accusing the body of branding them “cheats” after its director of qualifications development, Gill Stewart, sent an email to ...

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