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SQA News 12 May 2022

Examination Exceptional Circumstances Consideration Service 2022

Centres are asked to submit Examination Exceptional Circumstances Consideration Service (EECCS) requests as soon as possible and by no later than 10 working days after the exam for which the request is being made. This will help us to progress requests in line with resulting deadlines. You should also indicate if it is a priority request for those candidates progressing to university, college or employment.

Full guidance on EECCS is available to SQA co-ordinators on SQA Connect. This reflects current public health guidance from the Scottish Government, which confirms the changes that came into effect on 1 May.

Learners are eligible for EECCS if:

The service is not available to learners who complete the exam, even if they feel they have underperformed due to a personal circumstance beyond their control. In this situation, a learner will be eligible for the 2022 appeals service.