The Scottish Government has today published the Report of the Independent Review of Qualifications and Assessments, also known as the Hayward Report.

The 150-page document lays out 26 different recommendations for ‘exam reform’.

Among them is a Scottish Diploma of Achievement, but what does it mean? 

And how will it impact on Scotland's exam system and, most importantly, on Scottish pupils?

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Some of the proposals would bring Scotland more closely in line with international norms but how will this be reflected within the curriculum?

You can read Political Editor Tom Gordon's news story on the Hayward Report here: Ministers consider 'radical' plan to end S4 exams for Scottish pupils

And, in the first in a regular series of explainer videos for The Herald, our education writer James McEnaney cuts through the technical language and breaks down the main proposals of the report.