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Co-ordinator Update 27 November 2020

Key Dates 2020-21

We have now published the first version of our Key Dates 2020-21 document on SQA Connect, and will continue to update this as dates are confirmed. We will publish the next version on Thursday 10 December.


Upcoming key dates for December 2020 and January 2021

For full details of these listings, see the Key Dates document on Connect.



1 Dec

Assessment Arrangements Request (AAR) system opens for Higher and Advanced Higher

Spreadsheet available for English as an Additional Language (EAL) requests

Spreadsheet available for using ICT (without spellcheck) and/or transcription (without correction) for candidates who do not have additional support needs

3 Dec

Receive round 1 verification selections (National 1-4 units) via SQA Connect

Receive Physical Education internally assessed component of course assessment via SQA Connect

Skills for Work and Awards (NQ) via email

15-16 Dec

Receive stationery and Uplift Report for round 1 event verification selections




11 Jan

Issue of request form for Modern Languages and Music CD requirements for Higher and Advanced Higher listening only

11 Jan-5 Mar

Submit Alternative Venue Request Forms

12 Jan

Uplift of verification materials for round 1 event verification

22 Jan

Receive round 2 verification selections for National 4 AVU, SCQF levels 5, 6 and 7 units, and specified units via SQA Connect. These selections are for practical subjects which would normally be verified by a visit.

29 Jan

Closing date for Higher and Advanced Higher adapted and digital question paper requests

Closing date for entry information on courses and units (colleges only)