About assessment arrangements

Note: The Assessment Arrangements Request (AAR) system is closed due to the cancellation of the 2021 National Qualification examinations. Further information on assessment arrangements in 2020-21.

What are assessment arrangements

Assessment arrangements allow candidates who are disabled, and/or have been identified as having additional support needs, access to appropriate arrangements to complete the assessment without compromising its integrity.

Principles and procedures you must follow when providing assessment arrangements:

Further guidance

A comprehensive school describes how they approached supporting candidates with mental health difficulties in SQA's National Qualifications.

Case Study on Mental Health (210 KB)