Kicking the hornet’s nest « Alex Wood.Education Consultant and Genealogist.

There’s a flurry of debate in Scottish education over standards. The suggestion is that they are being dumbed down. The surprise is that the debate’s catalyst was a letter to the press from a school student.

S4 student, Flora Scarabello, wrote to The Herald last month (on February 4) stating that the new National qualifications “are not nearly as challenging or as rigorous as the previous Standard Grades or Intermediates” and asserted that lowered grade boundaries have made exams progressively easier.

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