Alternative Certification Model - thank you from SQA

Friday 25 June 2021

Later today, our service for receiving provisional results from schools, colleges and training providers across Scotland will close. This marks stage 4 of the alternative certification model for 2021 and will bring the total number of National 5, Higher and Advanced Higher entries to over 520,000.

SQA will check the provisional results for any administrative errors before processing this year's Scottish Qualifications Certificates which will be issued on Tuesday 10 August 2021.

Fiona Robertson, SQA Chief Executive said, 'I know this has been a very challenging year for everyone involved in education. Huge thanks to everyone who has supported the design and delivery of the alternative certification model during this very difficult time.'

'SQA appreciates the continued hard work, collaboration and dedication of Scotland's teachers, lecturers and support staff. We know they have worked tirelessly in supporting their learners.

'SQA carried out a national quality assurance exercise in every school, college and training provider delivering National 5, Higher and Advanced Higher courses. This included almost 500 Appointees who are experienced teachers and lecturers, and whose contribution to delivering the alternative certification model is hugely appreciated.

'We also wish to thank all of Scotland’s learners, their parents and carers. Learners have shown great resilience and worked exceptionally hard to achieve their best.'

For further information, visit 2021 National Qualifications.