Terms & Conditions: General, Data Protection, Disclaimer and Copyright
This website and all its content (‘the website’) belongs exclusively to the Scottish Qualifications Authority, (‘SQA’) a Non-Departmental Public Body responsible to the Scottish Parliament, through the Scottish Government Education Department, for the development and management of assessment and certification of a wide range of qualifications in Scotland.
SQA was established under Section 1 of the Education (Scotland) Act 1996. Our usual place of business is at The Optima Building, 58 Robertson Street, Glasgow G2 8DQ, Scotland, and we can be contacted by telephone on 0303 333 0330, or by e-mail on email@example.com.
SQA makes all reasonable efforts to ensure that all information provided through this website, published on the internet, is accurate at the time of inclusion. However, there may be inadvertent and occasional errors, including typographical errors, for which we apologise. Information may also be updated or changed at any time without notice.
Privacy Statement and Data Protection
This Privacy Statement sets out the data processing practices of SQA for the purposes of the Data Protection Act 1998 and related legislation, through the use of the internet and the World Wide Web. SQA has in place a valid notification with the Information Commissioner in terms of the Data Protection Act 1998. This can be viewed at the data protection website, entering our registration number Z5781759.
Data Protection Act (1998) - Request for access to personal data
SQA collects personal information from visitors to this website through the use of enquiry and order forms, and every time you e-mail us your details. We may monitor and collect the Internet Protocol (IP) addresses of visitors to our site, and this information may be used for analysis and statistical purposes.
We will use the details you provide us for the provision of information about services, and for administration, sales and marketing. We may need to disclose your details to our agents and other service providers for these purposes. We may assess your suitability for certain services we provide and reserve the right to decline your request if this is considered justified.
We will not share your details with third parties other than those agents and service providers used to meet your requirements. By your provision of personal information to us, you consent to our processing sensitive personal data about you where this is necessary, for example health information, and are protected under the laws of the United Kingdom and other countries.
Given that the internet is a global environment, using the internet to collect and process personal data necessarily involves the transmission of data internationally. Therefore, by browsing this website and communicating electronically with us, you acknowledge and agree to our processing of your personal data in this way.
SQA respects your right of privacy. If you tell us that you do not wish to have your personal information used in the ways we have specified, we will respect your wishes. You have a right to apply for a copy of the information about you that we hold (for which we may charge a small fee) and to have any inaccuracies corrected by contacting us on firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you do not wish to be contacted for marketing purposes, please e-mail us on email@example.com, but remember that if you do so we will be unable to provide you with information about latest publications etc.
The information contained in this website is given in good faith, but SQA does not warrant that it will always be complete, accurate, up-to-date or reliable.
Our website contains links to other websites, but this does not mean that we endorse or accept responsibility for these sites, and we are not responsible for the privacy practices or content of these websites. Please ensure that you have taken precautionary measures to ensure than any downloads etc, from these sites are free from any virus, Trojan horse or any other items that may cause damage or destruction.
SQA makes no warranty or representation that the use of this website will be uninterrupted or error free, or that this site or the server that hosts it are free of viruses or bugs.
SQA assumes no responsibility or liability for any information published on this website and further disclaims all liability in respect of such information. In particular, we hereby exclude all liability for any claims, losses, demands or damages whatsoever in relation to any information, content, promotion, procedures, products or methods contained in or referred to in the material published on the site. No exclusion is made, however, in respect of death or personal injury arising from our negligence.
The content of these pages is copyright © and the property of Scottish Qualifications Authority. It is made available subject to the following terms and conditions depending on whether use is for personal non-commercial purposes or for commercial purposes.
SQA grants permission for these pages to be used by learners, parents of learners and by approved SQA centres providing Scottish Qualifications Authority Courses. Permission is also granted for non-commercial, non-profit use by others who would find it useful.
You may download to a local hard disk and print extracts from this website solely for your personal non-commercial use. You may also recopy downloaded extracts to others provided you do not do so for profit or for any commercial basis.
If you do wish to reproduce any content for any commercial purpose then you must seek advance written permission and clearance from SQA. Any reproduction without such permission may infringe the legal rights of SQA. SQA reserves the right to withhold permission. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with the details of your request.
For most material, permission for non-commercial use will be granted free of charge at the sole discretion of SQA. In addition, all use whether commercial or non-commercial must comply with the following terms and conditions. However:
- SQA’s copyright must be expressly acknowledged according to the instructions of SQA in the reproduced copy
- any worked answers prepared by you/on your behalf must be clearly identified as not being provided, or approved, by SQA
- you are responsible for obtaining advance written permissions for third party copyright materials used with permission by SQA (details are supplied by SQA) and complying with these terms and conditions. SQA does not provide you with any permission on behalf of third parties
- for any electronic use, where practical, links to the SQA website should be used rather than hosted material
A charge is made for past papers and specimen/exemplar question papers being used for commercial purposes. Please see the table below for the latest charges:
Multi-edition (up to three years)
Use of past paper or specimen/exemplar question paper - per question/extract - UK
£25 plus VAT
£40 plus VAT
Use of past paper or specimen/exemplar question paper - per question/extract - international
£40 plus VAT
£65 plus VAT
Where there are two or more components, such as Question 1 (a) and 1 (b), these are considered to be separate questions.
Extracts from the marking guidance for past papers and specimen/exemplar question papers are charged under the same fee structure as questions, so the use of exemple answers would incur additional fees.
There is a minimum charge per order of £60 (plus VAT) and prices are subject to change.
For commercial purposes, no more than 30% of the questions from any individual past paper or specimen question paper may be used in any one publication or resource.
All other rights are reserved. Subject to the above terms and conditions and/or any express prior approval by SQA, none of the contents of this website may be copied or otherwise incorporated into or stored in any other design, logo, website, electronic retrieval system, publication or other work in any form (whether hard copy, electronic or other). For the avoidance of doubt, linking to or framing of this site or any part of it is not permitted without express permission.
Publications downloaded from this website may have their own specific copyright notices, and you should follow the instructions as stated on the title page.