More than 100,000 Scottish exam grades which were marked down last week will be reinstated, Scotland’s education secretary has confirmed. Making an emergency statement at Holyrood on Tuesday afternoon, John Swinney said the results would be restored to those recommended by teachers. The decision comes after a row erupted last week when the Scottish Qualifications Authority announced it had downgraded 124,000 exam results
Over 100,000 Scottish exam grades to be reinstated after row
In This Story: Scotland
Scotland is a country in Western Europe which forms part of the United Kingdom. Its government was joined with that of England’s through the 1707 Acts of Union. A devolved government now administers many of the affairs of the country, though ultimate authority still resides with Westminster. Scotland has a distinct legal system and national sporting associations. 5.2 million people live in Scotland and the largest city in the country is Glasgow, though the capital is Edinburgh where the government sits at the Scottish Parliament opposite Holyrood Palace.