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SQA Update 23.03.20

Dear Parent / Carer

SQA Exam Diet

You will know by now that the 2020 exam diet has been cancelled and yesterday, Sunday 22 March, the Depute First Minister provided local authorities with updated advice in relation to S4-S6 pupils. As a result of this advice, S4-S6 pupils should NOT go into school for any reason. An exception, however, is vulnerable S4-S6 pupils who access Complex Needs Provision. They should follow individual arrangements already in place for them with their school.

Part of the normal preparation for achieving a qualification includes completing coursework, assignments and folios. Certification will be based on both predicted attainment, coursework and assessment throughout this year. Certification will NOT be based solely on prelim performance. Where possible, S4-S6 pupils, should finish their coursework at home and schools will make arrangements to provide further guidance and support to S4-S6 pupils in due course. Schools, as of today, Monday 23 March 2020, will be working with staff to plan this support. Please do not contact your child’s school for information as to how they should complete their coursework or their predicted grades as this work is not yet complete and further information will be provided in due course.

I want to reassure you and your children that teachers, who know your children well as learners, will be doing everything possible to ensure they get their best possible qualification.

Miss Lynn Black, Headteacher. 

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