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Co-ordinator Update 28 February 2023

NQ verification 2022-23: Scottish Baccalaureates update

A Scottish Baccalaureate is a group award consisting of a coherent group of current Higher and Advanced Higher qualifications, in addition to an Interdisciplinary Project.

Unique to Scottish Baccalaureates is the Interdisciplinary Project (IP) that helps candidates to develop and show evidence of initiative, responsibility, and independent working – skills of real value in the world of higher education and work.

Scottish Baccalaureate Interdisciplinary Projects are internally assessed and graded by centres and their partners. Grading decisions are then externally verified by SQA external verifiers.

The following information will provide you with an overview of arrangements for the external verification of the IP in 2023:

You will find the Scottish Baccalaureate Interdisciplinary Projects Quality Assurance guide for centres and their representatives on the Scottish Baccalaureates page of our website (under ‘Related information’).

If you have any questions about the Scottish Baccalaureate, please contact the NQ Verification team on 0345 213 6766 or email