FOI23/24 032 Investigations into Artificial Intelligence use in examined material

Date published: 31/07/2023

FOI reference: 23/24 032

Date received: 04/07/2023

Date responded: 31/07/2023

Information requested

I am writing under the Freedom of Information Act. Please provide the total number of pupils who have faced investigations by SQA for using artificial intelligence (AI) in examined material, such as coursework, divided by: a) Which qualifications the material formed a part of (for example GCSEs, A Levels etc) b) The outcome of the investigations


We are unable to provide any information on your request as the information is not held.

Our candidate malpractice process currently does not have a separate category for artificial intelligence and any possible instances of this would be investigated as plagiarism. Accordingly, we are unable to provide the information requested.

We are continuing to monitor further advances in artificial intelligence technology and are consulting and engaging across the education community on the potential role of AI in qualifications, learning and assessment. This activity will help guide our approach in the future.