Post Results Services

Date published: 05/07/2021

FOI reference: 21-22 017

Date received: 02/06/2021

Date responded: 05/07/2021

Information requested


1. How many appeals were lodged to the SQA in the 5 years before 2014 (2009-2013). Please break this down into each different subject across the different levels of qualifications, e.g, Advanced Higher, Higher, National 5 etc. 
2. How many appeals were lodged from and including 2014 until the present with the SQA. Please break this down into each different subject across the different levels of qualifications e.g. Advanced Higher, Higher National 5 etc. 
3. Please provide the breakdown of how many appeals were successful, providing a breakdown of how the grades changed as a result.
 

Response

The information you have requested is published on our website and can be accessed at the following links.  Please note that from 2009 - 2013 SQA provided an appeals service.  From 2014 under Curriculum for Excellence provided a Post Results Service covering Clerical checks, Priority Marking Reviews and Marking Reviews.

For point 1 our statistical archive section    https://www.sqa.org.uk/sqa/57518.html contains appeals data for each individual year (2009-2013).   Select the year you require from the drop down menu.

For point 2  our statistical archive section     https://www.sqa.org.uk/sqa/57518.html contains results services data for each individual year (2014 - 2019).   Again select the year required from the drop down menu.

In the absence of exams in 2020 for point 2 our information archive section https://www.sqa.org.uk/sqa/57520.html contains appeals data for 2020.

For point 3 information about successful appeals and upgrades/downgrades under the Post Results Service is provided in the links above.   SQA does not publish grade changes on our website.  However in the attached table we have provided this for 2014-2020.   To ensure that we comply with our responsibilities under the Data Protection Act, where the figure is less than five, SQA does not report the actual figure.to protect individuals' personal information.  Where the number is smaller than 5 the figure has been replaced with 3 asterisks***.

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