Teachers back National 4 exam change

The majority of Scots teachers support the motion to introduce a formal exam for National 4 qualifications, new research from the Scottish Qualifications Authority has found. Nat 4s, which were introduced in 2014, currently rely on coursework and internal assessment. Some have branded the qualification as ‘worthless’ due to the lack of exam. The SQA have conducted research to get […]

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Exam season is underway

This week, exam season kicked off in Scotland, with more than 127,000 Scots readying themselves to sit the papers that could define their futures. SQA-regulated exams will be sat at 470 schools and colleges nationwide over the next four and a half weeks, at National 5, Higher and Advanced Higher level. Dr Janet Brown, Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) chief executive […]

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Scottish pupils through to semi-finals of national debating tournament

Scottish pupils through to semi-finals of national debating tournament Pupils from 16 schools across Scotland have battled their way to the semi-finals of the Law Society of Scotland’s Donald Dewar Memorial Debating Tournament. 128 teams took part in the opening rounds of the competition, pitting their wits against one another as they debated the pros and cons of banning referendums. […]

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Teachers quit due to workload

Did you know that workload is the main reason people leave the teaching profession? And that pupil to teacher ratio is experiencing a steady decline? Check out the info-graph from www.astarteachers.co.uk to see how the landscape of teaching in the UK is changing. 

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Scottish Book Trust’s New Online Learning Resources Revealed

Scottish Book Trust today announced details of new online learning resources designed to aid teachers and librarians achieve a wide range of literacy aims. The resources, linked to the Curriculum for Excellence, can be downloaded for free from Scottish Book Trust’s website. Written by practitioners, the resources encompass a broad range of cross-curricular, fun activities designed to help teachers and pupils enjoy […]

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