You may have read the statement issued yesterday by SQA in regard to coursework: ‘this year‘, in Higher and Advanced Higher courses, ‘schools are not required to submit learner coursework for marking‘.
However, we definitely want and need this work to be completed, and for the following reasons:
this work will be used as part of the suite of evidence for teachers to draw on as they consider estimated grades
all completed coursework (together with any/all evidence of assessment) can provide concrete evidence should Exceptional Circumstances procedures need to be invoked later in the year
we want our young folks to experience the feeling of completion, of a job well done, a kind of closure on their studies
Of course, some Nat 5 coursework has already been submitted, and this will be marked/processed by SQA. Nat 5 coursework not yet submitted needs completed and submitted for the same reasons as outlined above for H and AH courses.
Please encourage your young person to keep in communication with their teachers about this, to ask any questions, and to keep working hard!
Thank you –
Welcome to Day 3 of Learning @ Home
. We are really grateful to those of you who have been providing feedback as it will help us to improve on what we are doing.
One theme is around submitting work and feedback. If your child is in S3-6 they will be submitting work online and liaising with their teachers in this way. However, if they are in S1 and S2 we are not quite there yet. We would ask you to be patient and ask your child to save or keep their work just now – hard copies, pen drive, One Drive or Office365. After Easter we plan to have a system that all staff and students can use to effectively submit their work digitally where appropriate.
You will be please to know that I was a little more successful with Learning @ Home myself today, although I would have to report that our mornings are better than our afternoons!
Do take care, stay connected online, and most importantly, stay healthy.