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Record numbers of Scottish students pass higher exams

Record numbers of students are set to be celebrating passing their Scottish higher exams – as figures show a 5.5 per cent increase in the pass rate compared with 2014.












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Michael Gove’s maths exams are too hard and must be rewritten, regulator says

Exam boards have been ordered to write new GCSE maths papers after an investigation concluded they were too hard for many students.










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Students banned from cannabis coffeeshops ‘more likely to pass exams,’ a Dutch study claims

Students who were banned from smoking legal cannabis in Dutch coffeeshops were found to be more likely to pass exams, specifically maths-based ones, according to researchers.










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Students banned from cannabis coffee shops ‘more likely to pass exams,’ a Dutch study claims

Students who were banned from smoking legal cannabis in Dutch coffeeshops were found to be more likely to pass exams, specifically maths-based ones, according to researchers.










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Poor teenagers losing out on college and university courses because they cannot afford to have their exams remarked

Poor teenagers are losing out on college and university courses because they cannot afford to have their A-level and GCSE exams remarked, teachers revealed today.










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Controversy over plummeting grades will continue for years to come, claims exams chief

GCSE and A-level exams will become even tougher and more academic over the next few years, according to the head of one of the big three exam boards.









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Exams office staff affected by burn-out over reforms

School and college staff responsible for running GCSE and A-level exams could quit their jobs in large numbers because of burn-out linked to the constant upheaval in the system, a new report warns.









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Summer-only exams ‘may harm grades’

GCSE and A-level results may drop this summer with the switch to end-of-course exams and an end to winter resits, exam officers warn.
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Exclusive: Must do better? Black pupils did, with best improvement in exams

Black pupils have achieved the biggest rise in test and exam results of any ethnic group in the country, according to new statistics published tomorrow.









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Government interference sees pupils flock to English IGCSE exams

Thousands of pupils have abandoned English GCSE exams this summer as a result of what their teachers term claim is continuous Government interference with the exam.









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