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Poorest Pupils Hit Hardest As Exam Results Downgraded In UK's First Covid Moderation

1 month ago   |   By Huffington Post

The Scottish government has become embroiled in a row over the moderation of exam results disadvantaging students from poorer backgrounds as critics warned the same problem could happen in the rest of the UK. In Scotland's first school year without exams due to coronavirus, the Scottish Qualifications Authority's moderation process reduced the pass rate of the poorest Higher pupils by more than twice that of the richest. The pass rate of pupils in the most deprived data zones was reduced by 15.2% from teacher estimates after the exam board's intervention. In contrast, the pass rate for...
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Scottish exam results: 'Deep concerns' as pass rate cut hits poorest pupils hardest

Scottish exam results: 'Deep concerns' as pass rate cut hits poorest pupils hardest

1 month ago   |   By Wessexfm

An SNP MP says she is "deeply concerned" after pupils in the most deprived areas of Scotland had their exam pass rate downgraded by more than twice that of students from the wealthiest parts of the country.
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