Ross Greer contradicted by pupils who know what actually happened in schools

This morning we read from Green MSP Ross Greer:

The onslaught of de-facto exams after Easter wasn’t a necessary requirement, it was the result of a near-total failure to plan for the effects of Covid disruption earlier in the school year.

Greer’s melodramatic claims seem unfounded judging by the word from the classroom. Deep in a BBC Scotland report today, we read

Senior pupils sat a series of assessments in May following disruption caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

Teachers then decided their grades and informed students before the end of term, and these grades were made official on Tuesday.

Katie Wilson, a 5th year pupil at Lochgelly High School in Fife, said this meant that results day had been less stressful than last year.

She had to isolate during the academic year, and said: “Our teachers were really supportive, they understood what we were going through, that we may have needed extra support when we came back – so it worked well I think.”

The results reflect the highest number of Higher passes since at least 1999, and a record high percentage of entries at National 5, Higher and Advanced Higher courses resulting in an A grade.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-58150287

Hands up, who thinks BBC Scotland found the only pupil in Scotland who did not suffer from the ‘onslaught of de-facto exams?

Tory Oliver Mundell and Labour’s Michael Marra were still not happy.

3 thoughts on “Ross Greer contradicted by pupils who know what actually happened in schools

  1. Poor Ross Greer has obviously not been vaccinated against the epidemic of Negativity which is rife in Holyrood .
    He has been exposed to the Labour , Tory and Liddem variants which have , so far , been resistant to all medical attempts to eradicate them .

    Although not yet an adult , young Ross should apply to have his Jag asap and hope that this will provide the protection needed against these persistent viruses .

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  2. 30% of pupils go on to university. The rest go to College or apprenticeships. Students in College can do HNC/HNC and go into 2nd year at university. Apprenticeships can involve further study or funded further degrees. Tradespeople can earn a good living. Skills increase prospects. A successful destination for 98% of pupils.

    More people in Scotland go to university, as a % of the population, than anywhere in the world. Scotland has more universities and colleges (pro rata) than anywhere in the world. 15 universities and numerous colleges. Pop 5.4million, Life long learning. 25% mature students. 15% EU students. Exchanges students. Scottish students can exchange and study anywhere in the world. Foreign students who pay the full whack. Bringing monies and connections into Scotland.

    30% from school, 25% mature students, 15% EU students. + foreign students. 70% +
    The highest number in the world (pro rata) supported by grants and loans. Everybody eligible in Scotland gets a loan. No fees to pay back. Except when earning over a certain amount. Affordable. Pupils of lower income household and fostered youngster get grants and other bursaries. Scotland has one of the best education system in the world. More graduates (pro rata) as a % of the population.
    Canada the next highest has 56%.

    Including mature students there is no attainment gap. Many pupils go back to study. Given many further opportunities.

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  3. WHY IS LEADER OF SCOTTISH GREENS
    ALLOWING HIS MEMBERS TOO SPEW RUBBISH AT THE GOVERNMENT OF SCOTLAND

    IT SEEMS I AND MY WIFE MADE A MISTAKE VOTING FOR GREENS
    AT LAST ELECTION,
    THINKING THEY WERE HONEST BROKERS
    AND WOULD MAKECA GOOD PARTNER

    THIS TYRAID WILL CHANGE MY VOTING INTENTIONS AND HOPEFULLY MANY OTHERS WHO NOW SEE
    THE REAL HONOURABLE SPIRIT IN GREEN PARTY

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