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Swinney to present outline of inquiry into downturn in Higher marks

Jan 16, 2020 - The Daily Telegraph (London)

THE SNP will publish an outline of an inquiry into the falling results in Higher exams.

Pass rates dropped from 76.8 per cent to 74.8 per cent last year, raising questions from opposition politicians about why the figures had fallen for the fourth year in a row.

John Swinney, the education secretary, yesterday told MSPs that he will publish "an outline" of a review into the decline after he was pressed during a Conservative debate on education by Liz Smith, the party's education spok...