Kristina Murkett

Humza Yousaf should think again before scrapping end-of-year exams

Humza Yousaf (Credit: Getty images)

One of the most wonderful things about walking around Oxford at this time of year is seeing hordes of young people celebrating the end of exams: finals, A-levels. GCSEs. Hundreds of miles north in Scotland, younger students may soon have another reason to celebrate altogether: the end of National 5 qualifications.

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