TEACHERS have raised concerns over the workload involved in preparing pupils to sit the National exams brought in to replace Standard Grades as part of the Curriculum for Excellence programme.

The first students taught the new qualification will sit exams in the spring but teachers have cited a lack of support from the body that developed the changes.

In an EIS survey, they raised concerns over poor quality materials from the Scottish Qualifications Authority, frequent revisions to guideline documents and the "cumbersome" assessment process.