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Coronavirus and additional support for learning

Changes to SQA exams and qualifications

In this section we have summarised what the plans currently are for 2021/22 exams. As we learn more, we’ll update this page of our website.

The SQA also have a useful Frequently Asked Questions section on their website.

The current plan for next year is to hold exams for National 5s, Highers and Advanced Highers.

Like in previous years, if your child has additional support needs then they should have the assessment arrangements they need to help make sure they’re given a fair opportunity to evidence what they’ve learned (for example extra time, or access to technology).

If there is a significant change to public health conditions due to coronavirus again nearer the time, it is possible that exams may need to happen in a different way to normal, or be cancelled again like in 2020/21. However every effort will be made to allow exams to go ahead.

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