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National Qualifications experience 2020: rapid review

Published: 7 Oct 2020

Professor Mark Priestley of the University of Stirling was commissioned by the Scottish Government to lead an independent review of the processes through which National Qualifications were awarded in 2020 after exams were cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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National Qualifications experience 2020: rapid review
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