George Pays Tribute to Hard Working Teachers and Pupils

George delivering a speech to students

George delivering a speech to students

With last Friday [6/6/14] being the last day of exams in Scotland, Paisley’s MSP George Adam has paid tribute to pupils, teachers, schools, colleges and local authorities for their roles in this year’s qualifications.

Friday’s examinations – Building Construction, Managing Environmental Resources and Early Education and Childcare at Higher, Environmental Science at National 5 and Managing Environmental Resources at Intermediate 1 and 2 – are the last in a 28-day process administered by the Scottish Qualifications Authority.

As well as Intermediates, Highers and Advanced Highers, this year included, for the first time, exams for the new National 5 qualifications, which replaced Standard Grade (Credit) as part of the on-going implementation of Curriculum for Excellence.

With this year’s exams concluded, all candidates will receive their results on Tuesday 5 August.

Comment George said, “With the exams now over, it’s time for all the pupils and staff to enjoy a well-earned holiday, before the pupils undoubtedly start getting butterflies in their stomach in the lead up to the 5th August. I want to say well done to the pupils for all their hard work and hope they get the result they need, no matter what path they choose to follow in their futures. I would also like to pay tribute to teachers, parents, schools, local authorities and colleges for all their efforts in preparing young people over the year.

“The Scottish Government, working closely with the Scottish Qualifications Authority and Education Scotland, has provided an unprecedented level of support to help teachers and schools prepare for Curriculum for Excellence and the National Qualifications.

“Curriculum for Excellence has been designed to equip our young people with the skills they need to succeed both in Scotland and in the global workplace, with local authorities having the freedom to shape education to meet the needs of our pupils, whatever their background. I believe this is a very positive move, making sure we give our young people the best opportunity to get on in life when they finish their studies.”