Responding to news that Scotland’s exam diet for 2021 will be cancelled, Shetland MSP and Scottish Liberal Democrat Education Spokesperson, Beatrice Wishart said:
“I’m pleased the Education Secretary has finally made the decision to cancel next year’s exams. It’s been clear for some time that pupils wouldn’t have an equal shot at success. Pupils across the country have had a vastly difference experience of education this term. Some haven’t missed any days in school but others have had the disruption of having to self-isolate several times.
“We saw earlier this year how frustrating late guidance and poor communication is for teachers and pupils. Hard work is needed from government, SQA and Education Scotland to get all the necessary procedures and advice on the assessment model in place for the start of the new term at the latest. The awarding process must guarantee fairness for all learners and teachers must be included and informed throughout.”