Exam preparation arrangements

Arrangements from 2015 to 2016 onwards

  • For 2015 and 16 Exam Preparation Time should not fall outside of Tuesday 3 May to Friday 3 June

This period will be defined each year to ensure all schools work to the same timing.

  • All pupils who intend to leave school at the end of May may take the full period of exam preparation time, provided all outstanding course assessments have been completed 

Pupils may follow available alternative programmes to meet individual needs during this time.

  • All returners sitting 6 subjects at National 5 or 3 or more subjects at Higher or above, may take the full period of exam preparation time, provided all outstanding course assessments have been completed

Pupils may follow available alternative programmes to meet individual needs during this time.

  • All returners sitting no exams will participate in a programme of skills for life, learning and work combined with possible work placements. This will be offered by a wide partnership of providers.  These programmes may be organised on a local grouping basis.  Some of this programme may involve project work to be completed outwith school
  • All returners sitting a mix of National 4 and 5 subjects or fewer than 3 subjects at Higher may be allowed a reduced period of leave based on the timing and number of exams. The decision making for this will be agreed within schools based on individual needs

Pupils may follow available alternative programmes to meet individual needs during this time.

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