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New Scottish exams can be delayed

The Scottish government is being accused of a U-turn in the implementation of its flagship education policy.

Individual schools will be allowed to delay exam courses based on the curriculum for excellence for a year.

Education Secretary Mike Russell offered the concession after many teachers complained they had not had enough time to prepare.

There will also be a £3.5m package of extra support designed to ensure the majority of schools are ready in time.

  • 22 Mar 2012