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SQA News 22 April 2021

New online course on determining provisional results

SQA has launched a new online SQA Academy course for teachers and lecturers on determining provisional results at National 5, Higher and Advanced Higher.

This new course explains the high-level principles you should follow when judging learner evidence and guides you through the steps to determining provisional results. It also features some helpful resources that are available to download. This includes a checklist of questions to ask yourself when determining provisional results. 

Access the SQA Academy course on determining provisional results.

Please use this course in conjunction with our subject-specific guidance on gathering evidence, which is available from the NQ subject pages of our website. The subject-specific guidance details the types of key evidence you should gather to inform your assessment decisions.

The determining provisional results course replaces both the SQA Academy course on Quality Assuring Estimates and SQA's general guidance on gathering evidence for estimates, which were developed during session 2019-20. SQA retained both resources as they contained general information and principles that could still be helpful to centres during stage one of the alternative certification model.  

The new course will support teachers and lecturers as they progress on to stages two and three of the alternative certification model.