Maintaining security of SQA assessment materials
We have provided 2021 question papers and marking instructions as an optional assessment resource to assist you in gathering learner evidence for provisional results.
If you are planning on using these question papers with your learners, you have the flexibility to decide how best to use them to meet the needs of your learners. The question papers can be used in full or in part, for example:
- You can split the question papers into smaller sections to enable learners to demonstrate different aspects of attainment by completing parts of the question paper during class time on different days.
- Based on your professional judgement, you can extract content from the question papers and use it to devise your own classroom-based assessments.
However you plan on using the question papers with your learners, please remember that these are confidential assessment materials. While understanding that they are available to centres across Scotland, it is important that the integrity of these assessment resources is protected as far as possible.
With that in mind, please ensure that the question papers are stored securely when not in use. While you will undoubtedly have professional conversations with your colleagues over how these resources will best be used, please do not share or discuss the question papers and marking instructions online, including on social media, chat forums or in any other location where they could be accessed by unauthorised persons.
Taking these steps to maintain the security and confidentiality of the question papers will protect the integrity of these assessments and help to ensure fairness for all learners.