Lack of clarity on exams leaving schools in limbo

Responding to a statement from the Education Secretary this afternoon, Scottish Greens Education Spokesperson Ross Greer MSP said: 

“The Scottish Government is planning for exams to take place in 2021, but has confirmed that they may be cancelled at any point between now and next May. This leaves pupils and teachers in limbo for months during an already incredibly difficult time. Given that most pupils will be expected to learn from home for much of the coming term, which Mr Swinney has acknowledged is to their detriment, the government should scrap the 2021 exams now and replace them with a system of continuous assessment throughout the year, which teachers can plan for before schools return in August.”