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A-Level and GCSE pupils to be able to use mock results or resit exams in autumn, government to announce

Erin Bleakley (centre) joins protesters in George Square in Glasgow to protest against the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) method of producing exam results this year: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire
Erin Bleakley (centre) joins protesters in George Square in Glasgow to protest against the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) method of producing exam results this year: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire

Students will be able to use their mock exam results to progress to university, college and employment if they are higher than their awarded A-level or GCSE grades, the education secretary is to announce.

Pupils will also be able to choose to resit their exams in autumn if they are unhappy with their mock grades and the results they receive on Thursday, Gavin Williamson will say, as he announces £30m in funding

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Swinney to announce major u-turn over results day downgrade ‘shambles’

Teenagers protested on Friday about the downgrades system - Andrew Milligan/PA
Teenagers protested on Friday about the downgrades system – Andrew Milligan/PA

John Swinney will announce a major school exams climbdown on Tuesday after a furious backlash over the downgrading of 124,000 results left the Education Secretary on the brink of losing his job.

The SNP will admit it “got it wrong” over the system used to grant this year’s National 5, Higher and Advanced Higher results, following the cancellation of exams due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The system devised by the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) saw thousands of pupils have their grades lowered from teacher recommendations by an arbitrary “moderation”

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