The National Library of Scotland collects and preserves all Scottish school exams papers. The collection starts with the Leavers Certificate in 1899 and continues right up to the new qualifications that young people are sitting around the country this month.
Close examination and comparisons of these papers would allow us to determine if in fact exams are getting easier ? Do they equip young people for their lives ahead?
Digitisation of this material would aid research into the untapped resource and perhaps then we would be able to answer