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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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