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Pupils to receive original marks estimated by teachers Swinney announces

John Swinney made the announcement in a statement at the Scottish Parliament. As a result of the pandemic, exams were cancelled and a new grading system put in place, with teachers’ estimates of pupils’ attainment moderated by the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA). This was based on criteria including the past performance of schools. It resulted …

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Pupils return to classrooms for first time since lockdown began

  Local authorities across the country are taking different approaches with the time frame for reopening for the first time since March 20. Pupils in the Scottish Borders are returning on Tuesday, as are some in Shetland on a phased basis. Elsewhere, pupils will return from Wednesday, with many councils operating a phased return ahead …

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Johnson Migrant crossings bad stupid dangerous and criminal

The Prime Minister’s comments came as a French politician warned the UK’s decision to send in the Royal Navy “won’t change anything” and a former Home Office official said he was sceptical of the plans. Efforts to address the crisis intensified on Monday as more crossings continued in the early hours of the morning, with …

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Household plastic waste footprint has increased during lockdown survey shows

Some 483 people across the UK stored up and recorded their household’s plastic waste for a week as part of the Everyday Plastic Survey during lockdown, collecting almost 23,000 pieces of rubbish between them. It found households got through 128 bits of plastic waste in a week on average, up from 99 in similar surveys …

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