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.