FOI20/21 128 Appeal Statistics 2020

Date published: 03/11/2020

FOI reference: 20/21 128

Date received: 25/10/2020

Date responded: 03/11/2020

Information requested

Can I request the appeal uphold rates by school and school area for the last decade for National 5s, Highers and Advanced Highers?


This is the first year that there have been appeals and as they are still in progress, there is no finalised data available as yet.  The Results Services Statistical Tables will be published in December as per our Publication Schedule.    Please note these tables are published by course.

Since Curriculum for Excellence started in 2014 until 2019, centres could request a clerical check or review of marking through the post results service (PRS) and the statistics have been published for this and are available on the SQA website Statistics Archive.   Select the year required from the drop down menu.  Then select the Results Services Statistical Tables.

From 2010 until 2013, there was an appeals service which was different to Post Results Service.  Again these tables are published on our website and can be accessed here.   Select the year required from the drop down menu.    Then select the National Qualifications Appeals Analysis.