School pupils’ exam performance falls by up to 10%

Opposition parties have criticised the Scottish government after an official report revealed a decline in the exam performance of school pupils, BBC is reporting.

The analysis was posted on the government’s website at 20:00 on Thursday.

It reveals the number of students achieving passes in core Higher subjects dropped significantly in 2019, in some cases by as much as 10%.

Education Secretary John Swinney said the government “regularly monitors and analyses performance to inform decision-making”.

A total of 1,515 fewer pupils passed their Higher English exam – a reduction of 5.5% on the previous year and the lowest number since 2014.

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