SQA Results 2021

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Students studying National 5 and Highers in the 2020/21 academic year will be told their Provisional Grades w/c 25th June 2021. These grades will be submitted by Inverness College UHI to the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) ahead of confirmation on 10th August 2021.

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What is a provisional grade and what evidence is used to determine this grade?

What is a provisional grade and what evidence is used to determine this grade?

What is a provisional grade and what evidence is used to determine this grade?

Provisional grades are based on demonstrated achievement. Lecturers will use evidence from assessments you have completed, following SQA guidance. This will be used to arrive at your provisional grade. Unlike last year, lecturers cannot infer attainment this year, meaning that grades must be based on assessment evidence gathered.

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Quality checks - assessment, marking and verification

Quality checks - assessment, marking and verification

We have rigorous quality checks in place to make sure you have been awarded the right provisional grade to reflect your achievements. Our lecturers have followed the most up to date SQA advice on course requirements and assessments for their subjects and undertaken SQA training to ensure the accuracy of their marking. Once your provisional grade(s) has/have been determined by your lecturer, it has been through an internal quality panel to ensure you have been assessed fairly and your provisional grade(s) accurately reflects your assessment evidence. The SQA has carried out further quality checks across the sector to ensure the assessment evidence we have used to determine your provisional grade(s) is consistent with national standards.

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Confirmed results

Confirmed results

You will be formally notified of your confirmed result by SQA on 10th August 2021.

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Appeals

Appeals

If you believe you have grounds for an appeal, you can register an appeal directly with the SQA. This can be done anytime between 25th June and 12th August. We recommend you contact PDA Donna Wrightson to discuss your appeal. It is important you understand that an appeal could result in your grade going up, going down or staying the same. If you register an appeal, the SQA will notify the College. If you are appealing against academic judgement, the College will submit all the necessary evidence used to determine your provisional result to the SQA. The SQA will review this evidence against the national standard to determine your grade. A student can withdraw an appeal up to 12th August.

Full details on the appeals service are available on the SQA website.

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What happens next?

What happens next?

After receiving your confirmed result/s on 10th August, you still have the option to register an appeal with the SQA directly up until 12th August. At this stage, we still recommend you discuss an appeal with PDA Donna WrightsonIf you miss the deadline of 12th August, and still want to appeal, please contact PDA Donna Wrightson, who can submit an appeal for you up until 24th August (priority appeals) and 27th August (non-priority appeals). Priority appeals are for students who need grades confirmed by SQA to proceed into employment or further study at college or university.

Priority appeals will be processed by 8th September to meet college or university start dates. Once your appeal has been completed, SQA will inform the College. The College will then inform you of your confirmed grades.