National Qualifications

All too soon it will be time for major examinations. If your child has specific difficulties or some physical or sensory impairment, it is the job of the school to identify and arrange for any support that may be needed to give your child the best opportunity to succeed in examinations. A reader, scribe, extra time or the use of a word processor are among the supports that are commonly available. The SQA rules are that we must prove the support provided improves the outcomes. Students will be trained in the use of alternative assessment arrangements from S1 onwards.

The video ‘Beyond the Exam’ explains how Scotland’s new National Qualifications system works, giving candidates and their families a clearer insight into the journey an exam paper takes from its creation right through to results day.