The first minister plans to update the Scottish Parliament on Wednesday about Brexit and Scottish independence.
Concerns have been raised over the lack of subject choice for some exam pupils in Scotland's state schools.
They will be entitled to the same support as Scots on courses which start in 2020 - even if the UK has left the EU.
This week's politics podcast looks forward to recess after (yet another) big week in Brexit.
Allan Little takes to the road to talk Brexit- travelling from southern England to central Scotland
Apply to join the audience of BBC Scotland's political debate programme.
Cross-party talks are scheduled to try to find a replacement for council tax - but we've heard this all before.
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