Next year’s National 5 exams cancelled

National 5 exams will be cancelled across Scotland next year.

The exams will be replaced by coursework and teacher assessments.

The news comes as new restrictions were imposed in a bid to tackle the sharp rise in coronavirus being seen across the country.

Education Secretary John Swinney said offering the full exams timetable represented too big a risk. Schools are expected to remain open, however.

Higher and Advanced Higher exams are meanwhile expected to go ahead as usual, albeit slightly later in the year.


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