A GREEN MSP has raised concerns that Inverclyde schools may be unfairly disadvantaged by a grade moderation scheme that has replaced normal SQA exams.

Ross Greer is concerned that schools' historical exam results will be considered by the SQA when deciding pupil results this year.

He says this measure may not be representative of improvements made recently in Inverclyde.

In 2016, 30 per cent of pupils in Inverclyde secured at least five Highers while in 2019 that number had risen to 37 per cent - with the increase the second highest across local authorities.

Mr Greer said: "Schools in Inverclyde have worked really hard to improve the chances and opportunities for their pupils, but this hard work could now be seriously undermined.

"We just don’t know if the SQA will take account of this recent success because of the veil of secrecy they’ve put over this process.

"They must publish the details of this grading system."