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The cabinet secretary will be aware that the quality of prelims varies hugely from school to school and from subject to subject. His statement refers to
“coursework, teacher assessments of estimated grades and prior attainment” being used. I have two questions. Can the cabinet secretary confirm that no pupil will be disadvantaged because of such variation, and that some form of quality assurance will be put in place?
Secondly, can he confirm that any difficulties that are faced by pupils in submitting coursework due to home or family circumstances will be taken into account?