FOI21/22 150 2022 Geography

Date published: 21/04/2022

FOI reference: 21/22 150

Date received: 08/03/2022

Date responded: 29/03/2022

Information requested

The numbers of staff and experience of individuals in Geography teaching and curriculum, who are responsible for setting National 5, Higher and Advanced Higher Geography exam questions papers in 2022, and the Revision Guides released on 8th March 2022.


The information requested is as follows.

2022 National 5 Geography

11 teachers, with 3 to 9 years of senior Appointee experience

2022 Higher Geography

11 teachers, with 2 to 8 years of senior Appointee experience

2022 Advanced Higher Geography

9 teachers, with 2 to 6 years of senior Appointee experience

The SQA does not hold the number of years of experience a teacher has in the profession. However, for a teacher to be considered for a senior Appointee role, they must be experienced teachers or lecturers and usually have completed a number of years as a Marker.

Revision support 2022

The revision support material was produced by SQA in consultation with Senior Appointees as mentioned above.