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Are handwritten exams a thing of the past for Scotland?

Are handwritten exams a thing of the past for Scotland?

Scottish schools are predicted to phase out handwritten exams over the next decade. Dr Janet Brown, chief executive of the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA), said it would be much more unusual to have handwritten exams in future.                                                    But an end to hard copies in the examination system will hinge on suitable equipment being available in all schools amid concerns a roll-out of electronic exams may lead to an equality imbalance.                                                    In an interview with the Times Educational Supplement Scotland, Mrs Brown said: “The day is not tomorrow that we’ll move away from paper, but I would be surprised if we still had handwritten exams within ten years for a significant number of subjects.

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