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A week in secondary: 2 February 2018

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Charging schools for exam appeals is saving the Scottish Qualifications Authority nearly £800,000 a year, an investigation has revealed. The SQA accrued £350,000 in 2017 from the “post-results service”, which charges schools £10-£40 for checking or reviewing a student’s exam paper whose grade subsequently remains unchanged. However, it cost £390,000 to run after 14,536 requests for checks and reviews, leaving a £40,000 deficit. The previous system was free and in 2013, its final year, cost the SQA nearly £800,000 to manage.

Details of allocations for the second year of Pupil Equity Funding ...

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