Scott: Re-mark requests leave pupils in lurch


Scottish Liberal Democrat education spokesperson Tavish Scott today criticised the Scottish Qualification Authority after new figures suggested that the number of papers checks requested rose by 65% over the past two years.

Almost 14,000 requests were made to remark papers or check marks were tallied, up from 8,448 in 2014.

Mr Scott said:

“Marking of exam papers needs to be consistent across the country so pupils know they are being treated equally and fairly. However, with some exams changing three times in as many years it is hardly surprising that the number of appeals has gone up. It is a direct result of the SQA’s handling of the exam system and the uncertainty faced by both teachers and pupils.

“Pupils and their families are being left in the lurch when they should be receiving these marks in August. The process of remarking papers leaves them unsure about their future and does little to restore confidence in the Scottish education system.”


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