FAQs – the 2021 Qualifications Model

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The National Parent Forum of Scotland have worked with the Scottish Qualification Authority (SQA) to answer questions, from parents, around the 2021 National 5, Highers and Advanced Highers Qualification delivery. We have put together answers to some frequently asked questions on the this year’s “alternative certification model” for awarding qualifications. Please feel free to share […]

NPFS statement on the cancellation of 2020/21 Higher and Advanced Higher Exams and the plans for the delivery of the N5 assessments

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Further to our survey on the topic of Higher and Advanced Higher exam diet there was a clear message that an overwhelming majority (75.14%) of parents and carers wanted any decision to cancel the Higher and Advanced Higher exam diet to be made prior to Christmas and we welcome the Deputy First Minister’s decision to […]

Scottish parents’ groups join forces to discuss concerns around Internal Market Bill

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Scottish parents’ groups join forces to call for the current level of teacher qualifications in Scotland to be maintained under the terms of the Internal Market Bill The National Parent Forum of Scotland and Connect, share the General Teaching Council of Scotland’s (GTCS) concerns regarding the possible impact of the Internal Market Bill on Scottish […]

Help with exam revision

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The exam season is nearly upon us, with the first exams taking place on Wednesday 4th May. If your child is looking for help with their revision, then why not point them in the direction of NPFS’ “in a Nutshell” revision guides. The guides are available in a range of National 5 and Higher subjects, and have […]

A 1+2 Approach to Language Learning: Information for parents

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The Scottish Government’s Report ‘Language Learning in Scotland: A 1+2 Approach’ was published in 2012. Local authorities and schools are now working towards implementation of the report. The aim is to enable children and young people to study two languages in addition to their mother tongue in all Scottish primary and secondary schools. As parents/carers, you […]

NPFS focus group on the Scottish Government 1+2 Language Approach

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The Scottish Government want to make Scotland as successful as possible and see language capability as an important part of this success. This means that it is important that young people are attracted to learning languages, and that they become confident and competent linguists, well equipped with the skills and capacities needed in the new […]

School handbook guidance launched following consultation

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School handbook guidance launched following consultation I was delighted that the School Handbook guidance was launched today at Musselburgh Burgh Primary School this morning. The event signaled the delivery of our commitment to update the School Handbook to ensure that parents get the information they need from their child’s school. School Handbooks are an important […]