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A week in secondary: 2 June 2017

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The EIS union has warned changes to important qualifications have gone so far that schools should have the option to delay implementation for a year. Its concerns are around National 5 physics, biology and computing studies. Courses were redesigned by the Scottish Qualifications Authority after the scrapping of unit assessments earlier this year. The union’s general secretary, Larry Flanagan, has written to the education secretary, John Swinney, to express his concerns.

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