Alex Massie Alex Massie

Scotland’s disgraceful educational apartheid

Scottish teenagers received their exam results this week and, for the seventh consecutive year, the pass-rate for Highers increased. So did the pass-rates for all other exams: the Advanced Highers success rate marched past 82 per cent while a scarcely credible 98.9 per cent of all Standard Grade exams were passed.

Cue the annual debate over grade inflation and dumbing down.

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