Dear Parent/Carer

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 –

Angela Bell
Depute Headteacher