SQA Higher Maths exams

We recognise that the exams period is a stressful time for young people and their parents. We are aware of the concerns many of them have raised on online petitions about the Higher Maths exams and we want to reassure them.

As is the case every year, we do not set the pass mark or the number of marks required for each grade until the marking process is complete, later in the summer. This procedure ensures that we have the necessary statistical information on how the exam performed and whether it was harder than intended. Only then will we set the marks required for each grade.

We would therefore expect someone who got an A, B or C grade last year to receive the same result this year.

These rigorous processes are in place to ensure that no-one will be disadvantaged.