Tag: Schools

Universities Scotland comment on Ministerial Statement: SQA Exam Results 2020

Commenting on today’s Ministerial Statement from the Deputy First Minister and Cabinet Secretary for Education and Skills, Universities Scotland Convener Gerry McCormac said: “Universities will do everything possible to ensure that all those who can benefit from higher education have the opportunity to attend university. They will look at the circumstances of each applicant who…

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Universities Scotland submission to Education and Skills Committee inquiry into Subject choice

Universities Scotland have responded to the Scottish Parliament’s Education and Skills Committee inquiry into Subject choice. Our submission focuses on the work of the Learner Journey and the impact of Subject choice on the sector’s work on widening access. You can read our submission here.

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Response to consultation on the attainment and achievement of school-aged children experiencing poverty

Universities Scotland has responded to an inquiry on the impact of experiencing poverty on young people at school. The inquiry, by the Scottish Parliament’s Education and Skills Committee, will examine how poverty can affect the attainment and achievement of school-aged children. Given Scotland’s goal of widening access to university to those from all socio-economic backgrounds, we welcome the opportunity…

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Universities Scotland’s response to the Scottish Government consultation on the attainment gap

Universities Scotland has responded to the Scottish Government’s consultation on the attainment gap. You can read our here response here.

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Learner Journey Review: Proposals from Universities Scotland

Last year, the Scottish Government launched a review of the 15-24 Learner Journey, examining the effectiveness and efficiency of the 15-24 Learner Journey for all 15 to 24 year olds. Universities Scotland has been playing a full role in the review which is considering  the 15-24 Learner Journey from the senior phase (S4-S6) leading to employment,…

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