On 7 October 2020 the Deputy First Minister (DFM), John Swinney, announced that there would be no external exams for National 5 candidates in 2021. He also announced that there will be exams for Higher/Advanced Higher pupils in May/June 2021. The DFM also stated that the intention to hold exams for Higher/Advanced Higher pupils would be reviewed again in February, in line with the evolving picture of Covid-19, and to plan contingencies should they be deemed no longer able to proceed based on public health advice. Full details available in letter issued 6 November 2020 from our Head Teacher.