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SQA News 10 February 2022

Administration and IT coursework

National 5 Administration and IT assignment publication date

We will publish the 2021–22 coursework assessment task and electronic files for National 5 Administration and IT on our secure website on Thursday 17 February. You will be able to access these via your SQA co-ordinator.

 

Higher Administration and IT assignment publication date

We will publish the 2021–22 coursework assessment task and electronic files for Higher Administration and IT on our secure website on Monday 7 March. You will be able to access these via your SQA co-ordinator.

The 2021–22 assignment has been modified – it has 60 marks and a duration of 1 hour 45 minutes in one block (excluding printing time).

 

Internet research evidence for Administration and IT

We have been made aware of issues authenticating internet research following some centre system upgrades.

We will now accept screenshots as evidence for internet research tasks in National 5 Administration and IT coursework. We would recommend that candidates continue to print directly from websites, including their name in the header or footer to authenticate that it is their work. Where this is not possible due to the browser, candidates may screenshot the relevant information from the websites into a document and include their name in the header or footer to authenticate that it is their work.

Please note that for all other tasks (in both National 5 and Higher Administration and IT), evidence must be printed directly from the software used to complete the tasks, and screenshots are only accepted as supplementary evidence where the original printout is truncated.

 

Reporting Administration and IT coursework assessment ICT issues

You will be able to report any ICT issues that your candidate(s) have, during their 2022 coursework assessment, using online forms. These forms should be used to report issues that you think need to feed into the marking process and are intended to replace the letter that you would have included in each packet to tell us of ICT issues.

There will be one form for National 5 and one for Higher Administration and IT. You can include details for more than one candidate on each form, but you cannot include information for more than one level on each form. We recommend that you use the relevant online form – however, we will continue to accept letters.

These forms will be available on the SQA Secure Administration and IT page from the relevant assignment release date.