EXAMS will be held next year in Scotland if public health advice allows, the Scottish Government has announced.

Exams have been cancelled for the last two years as a result of the pandemic, but Education Secretary Shirley-Anne Somerville said that National 5, Higher and Advanced Higher exams will return, but amendments will be made to courses.

Course content will be reduced due to the level of disruption caused by the pandemic and two contingencies have been put in place.

If there continues to be interruptions to learning due to coronavirus in this academic year but exams are able to go ahead, then “further modifications” will be made to courses and assessment.

But if exams are not able to go ahead, results will be based on teacher judgments – similar to the system in place this year.