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A week in secondary: 7 April 2017

The week in review

Education secretary John Swinney has announced measures to ensure that, after unit assessments are removed at National 5 in 2017-18, pupils do not leave school without qualifications. He said that “a fallback option will be available for National 5 on an interim basis only until such time as the National 4 qualification has been revised” (see bit.ly/N5change).

There is currently “no evidence” to suggest that a school’s Catholic or non-denominational status has an effect on pupil attainment, according to research by IPPR Scotland (bit.ly/IPPRresearch). Instead, the thinktank said that evidence ...

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