Co-ordinator Conference 2019

Our SQA Co-ordinators Conferences took place from the 31 May to 6 June. This year the focus was on supporting co-ordinators to deliver qualifications.

On the day co-ordinators heard from SQA and guest presenters - including SQA Coordinators, Deputy Head Teachers, UCAS, Insight and SEEMIS. Co-ordinators could also meet with SQA staff and find out about developments in their area.

SQA school co-ordinator conference 2019 -  keynote (1.48 MB)

Workshops

How SQA can help enhance your Senior Phase offering

Presentation provides an overview of NPAs, Awards, Skills for Work and SVQs. With a summary of the awards that are growing in popularity and also an update on new developments including progression pathways.

Enhancing Senior Phase offering (837 KB)

Quality assurance of marking during the exam diet

An overview of marking types and the quality assurance processes associated with them, and how you might use this knowledge in conversations with teaching staff, pupils and parents.

Quality assurance of marking during the exam diet (322 KB)

Post results services: A best practice approach

Co-ordinating a best practice approach on how to prepare for post results services and how SQA and UCAS can support you. Further materials can be found on SQA Connect.

Post results services best practice approach (191 KB)

Post results services advice (256 KB)

NQ Quality Assurance – our digital future

A workshop where you can learn about SQA’s plans for using online file-sharing technology to support verification. This session included:

NQ Quality Assurance – our digital future presentation (304 KB)

NQ Quality Assurance – our digital future: guidance (638 KB)

NQ approval explained

When, why and how do you apply to SQA for qualification approval? This was a scenario-based discussion with opportunity for clarification of issues relating to NQ approval.

National Qualification approval workshop (156 KB)

Guides and approval forms

Enhancing curriculum choices – practicalities and processes

Examples of how other schools have used partnerships, timetable management and a whole-school approach to widen the curriculum offered.

St Luke's High School - enhancing curriculum prospects (442 KB)

Grove Academy - growing the curriculum (184 KB)

Eastwood High School - widening the curriculum (537 KB)

Bannerman High School - respect, responsibility, ambition (0.99 MB)

Appointee Management – recruitment and appointments

This workshop offered a question and answer style on the topics of recruitment and appointments, and the benefits of these for partnership and collaboration between SQA and centres.

Appointee management - recruitment and appointments (37 KB)

If you have any questions about the sessions please get in touch with your local Liaison Manager

You said, we did

At our school SQA Co-ordinator Conferences in June 2018, co-ordinators told us about things they’d like to see us do differently. We’ve listened and are continuing to make improvements and provide further support. Here are some of the things that we’ve taken action on so far: