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Nicola Sturgeon 'sorry' over Scottish exam results


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Nicola Sturgeon has apologised after accepting her government “did not get it right” over Scottish exam results.

With no exams sat this year due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) ran a system based on teacher assessments.

However, officials then applied a moderation technique which led to about 125,000 estimates being downgraded.

The first minister said this approach was too focused on the “overall system” not enough on individual pupils.

Education Secretary John Swinney will set out the government’s plan to fix the issue on Tuesday, with Ms Sturgeon saying the onus would not be on students to submit appeals.

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