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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-00382: Iain Gray (East Lothian)

Scottish Labour

Date lodged: 1 June 2016

To ask the Scottish Government what discussions it has had with the SQA regarding the 60% pass mark and the structure and content of the units in mathematics qualifications.

Answered by: John Swinney 15 June 2016

These proposals were also shared with the Assessment and National Qualifications Working Group.

SQA advised the Scottish Government of its changes to mathematics qualifications, including the 60% pass threshold for unit assessments, in bilateral discussion.

The responsibility for developing national qualifications, within current design principles, lies with Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA).