Claim Higher passes are highest since devolution is Mostly True
Ferret Fact Service looked into a claim about pupils' Higher results this year.
SQA’s failure to act on pupil warnings makes ‘mockery’ of child rights commitment
Secondary school pupils warned the SQA in November 2020 that plans to compare 2021 grades to past results were "unfair" but their input was not acted upon.
Claim historical data won’t be used for pupil assessment is Half True
Ferret Fact Service looks at a claim about how pupil assessments will work this year.
Assessment system for ‘exams in disguise’ has ‘lost credibility’ and ‘destroyed trust’
Those raising concerns about the assessment of what have been branded "exams in disguise" include the principal of George Watson’s College one of the country’s most prestigious private schools.
Pupils sitting ‘exams in disguise’ accuse SQA of ‘shambolic’ mismanagement
Scottish high school pupils have told The Ferret that “shambolic” mismanagement by the SQA has left them facing a “marathon of assessments” without support.
Fact check: The STV Scottish party leaders’ debate
Ferret Fact Service looks at claims from the party leaders during the STV election debate.
Attainment gap widening thanks to ‘inconsistent’ Covid-19 guidance in schools, say critics
Fears have been raised that the "inconsistent" way Tier 4 restrictions are interpreted in schools will widen the attainment gap, with the government's approach labelled "irresponsible".
FFS explains: how were Scottish pupils’ final grades decided?
Scottish school pupils have received their grades without sitting exams due to the coronavirus pandemic. But many pupils felt those grades had been unfairly adjusted. Ferret Fact Service examined the controversy.