2020 Awarding

Date published: 18/12/2020

FOI reference: 2020-21 067

Date received: 07/08/2020

Date responded: 18/12/2020

Information requested

1. All briefing notes, meetings, minutes, memos, emails and written notes regarding meetings between any Cabinet Secretary, minister, advisor or representative of the Scottish and the Scottish Qualifications Authority regarding the marking and grading methodology for the 2020 Scottish National 4, National 5 and Higher qualifications.

2. All briefing notes, meetings, minutes, memos, emails and written notes regarding meetings between any Cabinet Secretary, minister, advisor or representative of the Scottish and the Scottish Qualifications Authority between July 31, 2020, and August 7, 2020, both dates inclusive.

3. Any written information regarding the marking and grading methodology for the 2020 Scottish National 4, National 5 and Higher qualifications.

Response

1.  SQA has provided the correspondence between the Deputy First Minister and SQA Chief Executive Fiona Robertson in the attached file – titled Q1.  The letters have been redacted for personal data.

2.  The information you have requested is provided in the attached files – titled Q2.   These files have been redacted for personal data.

3.  SQA has published the National Qualifications 2020 Awarding — Methodology Report which can be accessed here.

Documents:

Q1 Letters (1.47 MB)

Q2 Papers  (498 KB)

Q2 Emails (342 KB)

Q2 Letter (1.24 MB)

Q2 PCR Briefing (122 KB)

Q2 Results Day Analysis (553 KB)