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Appeals 2021 - learners

All learners will have the right to appeal their provisional result.

FAQs

Can my grade change as the result of an appeal?

All the evidence that was used to determine your provisional result will be provided to SQA by your school, college or training provider - you will not need to submit any assessment evidence.

When your assessment evidence is received, it will be reviewed by SQA against the required national standard for the course.

Like your result, your appeal will be based on the evidence of your knowledge, understanding and skills in a course against the national standard. This is necessary to make sure that a grade A in the north of Scotland is worth the same as a grade A in the south of Scotland and everywhere in between.

This means that your grade could go up, go down or stay the same. This is consistent with what SQA does every year and makes sure that decisions are based on evidence.

What happens once my appeal is submitted?

If you are appealing against the academic judgement made:

When your assessment evidence is received, it will be reviewed by SQA against the required national standard for the course.

Like your result, your appeal will be based on the evidence of your knowledge and skills in a course against the national standard. This is necessary to make sure that a grade A in the north of Scotland is worth the same as a grade A in the south of Scotland and everywhere in between.

This means that your grade could go up, go down or stay the same. This is consistent with what SQA does every year and makes sure that decisions are based on evidence.

If you are appealing against an unresolved administrative error or are appealing on the grounds of discrimination:

SQA will review the submission in discussion with your school, college or training provider.

Will my place at college/university/work be affected by an appeal?

If you are awaiting a result for a university or college place or for an employment or training programme, your appeal will be processed as a priority.

When will I find out the result of my appeal?

SQA will inform your school, college or training provider from week commencing Monday 25 October and they will tell you the outcome. If there has been a change to any of your grades, SQA will issue you with a replacement certificate later in the year.

What do I do if I want information about appeals in another language?

Our Learner Booklet about appeals can be produced, on request, in alternative formats, including large type, Braille and numerous community languages. For further details telephone SQA's Customer Contact Centre on 0845 279 1000.