‘Over the moon’: relief for Scotland students after exam U-turn | The Guardian

Apology from education minister and reinstatement of grades greeted with delightWhen Scotland’s education secretary John Swinney announced he was reinstating over 100,000 exams grades following a furious row that has seen pupils protesting over “classist” downgrades, he apologised directly to the young people affected.One of those he mentioned by name was 17-year-old Eva Peteranna, who attends high school on the island of Benbecula in the Western Isles and wrote an emotional open letter to Swinney last week. In it, she described how her dreams of a career in the medical field were at risk after her predicted results of three As, a B and a C in her highers were downgraded to three Bs, a D and an F. Continue reading…

Apology from education minister and reinstatement of grades greeted with delight

When Scotland’s education secretary John Swinney announced he was reinstating over 100,000 exams grades following a furious row that has seen pupils protesting over “classist” downgrades, he apologised directly to the young people affected.

One of those he mentioned by name was 17-year-old Eva Peteranna, who attends high school on the island of Benbecula in the Western Isles and wrote an emotional open letter to Swinney last week. In it, she described how her dreams of a career in the medical field were at risk after her predicted results of three As, a B and a C in her highers were downgraded to three Bs, a D and an F.

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