Information 2020

Information reported for SQA qualifications. The publication schedule details when information will be available.

Grade Boundaries 2020, Component Marks 2020 and Assessment Arrangements 2020 publications

Due to the cancellation of the 2020 exams because of the COVID-19 public health emergency, the 2020 awarding approach for the graded national courses is based on estimated grades.

Consequently, the 'Grade Boundaries 2020', 'Component Marks 2020' and 'Assessment Arrangements 2020' publications cannot be produced.

Alternative Certification Model (2020)

On 04 August 2020, the Scottish Qualification Authority (SQA) published the Attainment Statistics (August) 2020. The results for the graded National Qualifications reported in the publications, were based on the implementation of an Alternative Certification Model (ACM).

On 11 August 2020, the Deputy First Minister issued a Ministerial Directive in the Scottish Parliament, directing SQA to change the approach to 2020 certification and instead award results based solely on estimates provided by centres. The results of those learners who were awarded a higher grade during the ACM moderation process would be retained.

The Attainment Statistics (August) 2020 published on 04 August 2020 have therefore been replaced by the Attainment Statistics (August) 2020 Revised published on 31 August 2020, which reflect the Ministerial Directive.

The Attainment Statistics (August) 2020 and other documents published on 04 August 2020, are retained on this page for information only. Users should refer to the Attainment Statistics (August) 2020 Revised published on 31 August 2020 for this year's statistics.

National Qualifications 2020 Awarding - Methodology Report

The Methodology Report details the awarding approach, including the ACM, that formed the basis for the 4th August 2020 publications.

Date of publication: 04 August 2020

Attainment Statistics (August) 2020

The Attainment Statistics (August) 2020 (Microsoft Excel Format)

Date of publication: 04 August 2020

Course Moderation Summary Reports

For each course, a national summary of the ACM moderation outcomes was provided in a course moderation summary report,

These course Moderation Summary Reports can be viewed here.

Date of publication: 04 August 2020

Equality Impact Assessment and Child Rights and Wellbeing Impact Assessment

SQA also published an Equality Impact Assessment Report and a Child Rights and Wellbeing Impact Assessment Report, based on the process and outcomes of the ACM.

Date of publication: 04 August 2020

Contact: external.statistics@sqa.org.uk