Scotland’s National 5 exams to be cancelled next year

Higher and advanced higher exams will go ahead but with contingency plan in case of cancellation

Scottish National 5 exams will be cancelled next year and replaced with teacher assessments and coursework, Scotland’s education secretary has announced.

John Swinney said going ahead with all senior school exams during the pandemic was “too big a risk”, adding that the decision meant schools could “build an exam diet for highers and advanced highers that is as safe as it possibly can be”.

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