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SQA Appeals Service 2021 – a guide for learners

This has been a really challenging year for learners across the country. As a result of the pandemic, you have had to cope with a lot of disruption for over a year now and get to grips with the new way qualifications are being awarded. SQA has outlined the appeals service that will be used as part of the system that will award this year’s National 5, Higher, and Advanced Higher qualifications – called the alternative certification model. Your teachers…

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National Qualifications 2021 Group – Disruption to Learning – Learner message

Monday 10th May 2021 The National Qualifications 2021 Group* appreciates that you may have concerns regarding the levels of disruption to your learning due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and the effects this will have on gathering the evidence that your teachers or lecturers need to determine provisional results for National 5, Higher or Advanced Higher.

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Delivering the Alternative Certification Model

Since their return to school in August last year, a number of young people have experienced periods of self-isolation in order to support public health efforts to suppress the virus and keep everyone safe. These were difficult and challenging times, and many questions were raised about how qualifications could be awarded under these circumstances. However, as Tony McDaid, Executive Director at South Lanarkshire Council writes, the resilience shown by learners, teachers, lecturers, and the wider education community gives him hope…

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Get Results Ready with MySQA

We at SQA recognise that it has been a hugely challenging time for everyone undertaking National Qualifications this year. With national exams being cancelled and learning being disrupted due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the National Qualifications 2021 Group*, which includes SQA along with other education organisations, created a different way to award National 5, Higher and Advanced Higher results.

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Update from the National Qualifications 2021 Group: Alternative Certification Model Stage 2 – learners

14 April 2021 As you return from your Easter break, the National Qualifications 2021 Group* appreciates that you may be feeling worried and have questions about assessment this year, and will be looking to your school, college or training provider for guidance and support. Following the cancellation of exams by the Scottish Government, an Alternative Certification Model, the way your results will be decided this year, has been created by the National Qualifications 2021 Group* which includes professionals from across…

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