SQA confirmed changes for 20/2021 and P&N 20/21 Series Publication and despatch dates

SQA confirmed changes for 20/2021 and P&N 20/21 Series Publication and despatch dates

After the confirmation of exam changes yesterday by SQA and Scottish Government we will be publishing and despatching the majority of prelims packs tomorrow and at the weekend. There will be delays in publishing and despatching some orders containing prelims requiring significant review in light of the changes to Highers.

Orders containing H Modern Studies, H History and H Geography should follow within the next week to 10 days.

Orders containing those subjects where changes vary significantly from the original proposals published in August – H Maths, AH Maths, and H Computing will be delayed. Full papers are ready, but we are currently considering the changes required in order to offer customers amended versions to comply with finalised arrangements. We will update customers ASAP.

We welcome SQA’s positive acknowledgement in their broad guidance document on gathering evidence and generating estimates that commercial papers at both N5 and Higher will aid centres in producing robust evidence to support accurate estimates of candidate performance.

Please note that only our current new for 2020/2021 prelim papers, publishing this October 2020, are guaranteed sight-unseen and valid for full prelim use.