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Co-ordinator Update

2023-24 NQ coursework - new packaging guidance

There is new packaging guidance in place for uplifting and submitting 2023 - 24 National Qualifications coursework. 

Previously, coursework was submitted using both clear-faced bags and script return envelopes. This year, you must not use clear-faced bags for any coursework component that is marked from image (MFI). Instead, please staple all MFI coursework, including flyleafs, at the top left-hand corner and place in the script return envelope. This change will remove the requirement for 200,000 single-use pieces of plastic.   

We will still provide all centres with clear-faced bags for use where coursework is either marked from paper (MFP) or traditionally marked. We will also include a small provision of bags if MFI coursework is too large or bulky to be securely stapled.  

You can identify MFI components by using the list of components and marking types distributed with EX6s. They are packaged in the grey MFI script return poly-envelope.  

Please note, National 5 Administration and IT question papers have separate arrangements during the main diet due to the nature of the assessment. For this component, please continue to use clear-faced bags as per the guidance in the Handbook for Invigilators.