Maths teachers ‘demoralised’ as their subject slides in popularity

The TES are reporting in Scotland…

Students drifting towards ‘easier’ subjects, government and qualifications body are warned

Maths teachers have issued a stark warning to the Scottish government that changes to qualifications are making it harder for pupils to pass courses and have left staff feeling “demoralised”.

The group predicts that changes being brought in to compensate for the loss of unit assessments could result in an even harder N5. It says: “The more able learner will benefit without unit assessments with more time…spent on learning and teaching.” But borderline N5 pupils face extra work “to ensure some level of certification” – resulting in “less teaching time for those who need it most”.

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