Post Results Services

Date published: 09/07/2021

FOI reference: 21/22 027

Date received: 07/06/2021

Date responded: 09/07/2021

Information requested

Please breakdown the appeals in the 5 years prior to 2014 into those lodged from the private and independent sector as opposed to the state sector. Please provide the rate of success of appeals from the private and independent sector compared to the state sector during that period. Please provide the results of any analysis that has been carried out on the impact of pupil performance as a result of the changes introduced in 2014. Please provide any information provided to parents informing them of the changes introduced in 2014.

Response

The statistical information you have requested is provided in the attached file.

In regard to your question about the impact of pupil performance, the attainment performance of each subject is kept under review by SQA on an annual basis and all aspects are given scrutiny during the awarding (grade boundary) process.

SQA produced a leaflet - A Guide for Parents and Carers to the new National Qualification - which includes a section explaining the Post Results Service introduced in 2014.   This is no longer available on our website but a copy is attached.  It was published in November 2013.

Documents:

Statistics (11 KB)

A Guide for Parents and Carers (416 KB)