Mon 6 Jun, 2016

Students and teachers have clearly been let down. Ross Greer MSP

Ross Greer, Education & Skills spokesperson for the Scottish Greens and MSP for the West of Scotland, today backed calls for an inquiry into a computing science exam paper that was full of errors.

The National 5 exam has been described by teachers as one of the worst ever set.

It comes amid concerns that the number of computing science teachers in Scotland has fallen by 109 in the past two years.

Ross Greer MSP said:

"An investigation into what went wrong with this exam paper is absolutely essential. Students and teachers have clearly been let down. 

"How a paper which seems so thoroughly flawed could have made it through quality control processes and on to students’ desks raises serious concerns. I’ll be raising this issue with ministers as soon as possible.”

 

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