Estimates play a vital part in our awarding process and should be submitted for each learner undertaking National 5, Higher and Advanced Higher courses.
It is important that estimates are submitted to us by the published deadlines of 22 April for all courses with the exception the following subjects that have a deadline of 30 May:
- Art and Design – Advanced Higher (Design)
- Art and Design – Advanced Higher (Expressive)
- Care – National 5 and Higher
- Childcare and Development – Higher
- Fashion and Textile Technology – National 5
- Practical Cake Craft – National 5
- Practical Cookery – National 5
- Photography – Higher
- Practical Electronics – National 5
These dates are set for a variety of reasons. They ensure that the production and assessment of evidence used to determine estimates is completed before the start of the exams. They also take account of learners going on study leave before the exam period. Additionally, and importantly, they allow us to work closely with centres to ensure that the data is as you intended for each learner. We will issue reports advising where estimates have not been submitted for your learners. If an estimate has not been submitted for a learner, they will not be able to access either the Examination Exceptional Circumstances Service or Appeals Service. There is therefore considerable risk associated with delaying the submission of this data.
We are seeking your support to make every effort to submit estimates by the deadlines. We do appreciate that this is a challenging year, and should you have trouble in submitting estimates for specific learners within your centre, please contact Data Services.