As an experienced teacher, I thought I had a handle on how education worked... but here's a new one on me... A friend's daughter didn't attend her Higher Geography exam - thought she wouldn't do well. Friend raging!!!!! Has gone on about the importance of studying, commitment, future prospects etc. Exam results come in yesterday - and her daughter passed, getting a C for Higher Geography! I don't understand it. You can pass a higher by not sitting it?!? A strange message to be sending to pupils. Can anyone explain how she passed? Coursework surely only counts for around 20%.