Monitoring standards

Setting Scottish Standards - Exam RoomWe continuously review and improve how we maintain SQA’s standards. This is vital to retaining the credibility and value of our qualifications for candidates and the wider public.

Annual monitoring of standards

Each year, we evaluate the performance of SQA external assessments. For National Courses, grade boundaries, pass rates and qualitative data provided by examination teams are used to inform the preparation of future assessments.