Scottish Qualifications Authority (Discussions)

Part of the debate – in the Scottish Parliament at on 7 December 2023.

Alert me about debates like this

Photo of Jenny Gilruth Jenny Gilruth Scottish National Party

For this past academic year, for the first time, we reintroduced the qualification requirements that existed prior to the pandemic, and the arrangements around the appeals process mirror those that existed prior to the pandemic. As the member has intimated, the SQA took a range of different measures in relation to being sensitive to the grading approach that it applied. As I understand it, the SQA has returned to the approach that was applied prior to the pandemic, and the arrangements have returned to normal. Although I would be more than happy to write to the member directly on the issue and confirm it directly with the SQA, that is certainly my understanding of the approach that the SQA will take this year.