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SQA News 15 October 2020

Arrangements for National 5, Higher and Advanced Higher assessment in 2020-21

Last week, the Deputy First Minister announced there will be no external assessment of National 5 courses this year - either by an exam or by coursework. He also confirmed that Higher and Advanced Higher exams will go ahead, starting on Thursday 13 May and finishing on Friday 4 June, with Results Day on Tuesday 10 August 2021. 

We issued a response on our website and directly to key stakeholders.

Modifications to Higher and Advanced Higher assessment

Subject-specific information on Higher and Advanced Higher assessment is provided on each of the relevant NQ subject pages of our website under the heading 'National 5 to Advanced Higher course information for 2020-21'. This includes, where applicable, a summary of the modifications to Higher and Advanced Higher course assessment for session 2020-21.

Additional subject guidance

For the following courses we have also published supportive guidance:

Guidance may be produced for additional subjects. We will keep you informed via SQA News.