An investigation has been launched after the majority of pupils in a Tayside school class failed an exam.
A Higher history class at Carnoustie High is said to have faced questions in the end-of-year exam for which the pupils were not prepared.
The Tele understands pupils were asked questions on pre-war Germany which they had not expected.
Angus Council says 57.9% of Higher history pupils at Carnoustie High failed the exam while 42.1% passed.
However, the authority refused to confirm how many pupils had taken part.
The council has now launched an investigation and says there are “concerns” from the youngsters and the parents involved.
An Angus Council spokeswoman said: “We are aware of this matter and we are currently carrying out an investigation. We understand there are concerns from the young people and parents who we will be in contact with directly. If any young person, or parent, wishes to discuss this they should make contact with the school.”
Meanwhile, a mum of a girl who sat the new National 5 exams which replaced the old Standard Grades said parents had been left “worried and angry” by the situation.
She said: “I am aware there has been a serious problem with the National 5 history exam and also with the Higher history exam. My daughter got an A for her prelim but has failed the exam.
“When I went to the school to discuss this, the place was mobbed with worried and angry parents.
“To begin with we thought this was a Scotland-wide problem but Carnoustie High seems to have done particularly badly with exam results.
“What makes it worse is many of the children who had work submitted to the exam board as part of the history Higher were told at school they were likely to be looking at high marks, but the actual marks have been awful.
“Children are now having to work out new school timetables as a result of failing exams they were confident they would pass.”