SQA is the national accreditation and awarding body in Scotland.

Important Information to Parents on the National Qualifications 2016 Coursework
All S4,S5 & S6 students have been issued with a booklet entitled Your Coursework from the SQA. It outlines the rules that the SQA apply to work submitted as part of a course. Copies are available in school or you can download it from here.

New qualifications are being introduced in Scotland from August 2013. The new Nationals, Highers and Advanced Highers will replace the existing
Access, Standard Grade, Intermediate, Higher and Advanced Higher qualifications. These new qualifications are designed to give your child the skills they will need to succeed in the 21st century.

SQA has designed the new qualifications with the interests of the learner at heart. They will help young people demonstrate the knowledge, understanding and skills they’ve developed at school or college and enable them to prepare for further learning, training and employment. The new, simplified format of the qualifications will also be easier for learners, parents/carers and prospective employers to understand.

The 2016 SQA exam timetable can be downloaded here.

A letter concerning the new SQA Appeals service can be downloaded here.