SQA Post Results Service

The following provides information about the SQA Post results service.

Statement from SQA regarding Post Results Service:

‘The school should have clear and compelling evidence that there is a reasonable possibility that an error may have occurred with the marking or totalling of marks in a candidate’s script. Where the candidate’s final grade is markedly at odds with the totality of assessment evidence gathered during the year and out of line with the performance of other candidates with similar profiles’

The SQA offer the following post results services:

1. A CLERICAL CHECK
The SQA will check that:

• All parts of the candidate script have been marked.
• The marks given for each answer on the script have been totalled correctly.
• The correct total/result was entered into the system for that script (the system evaluates all the results received in the different parts of the Course, in order to calculate the final grade).

2. MARKING REVIEW
The SQA will undertake the following:

• A clerical check (same as above).
• A senior examiner will review the marks that your son/daughter was given for each question/component/item in the exam paper, to check whether the original marking was in line with the national standard.

3. PRIORITY MARKING REVIEW
The SQA will undertake the following:

• A clerical check (same as above).
• A senior examiner will review the marks that your son/daughter was given for each question/component/item in the exam paper, to check whether the original marking was in line with the national standard.
• An earlier result deadline for pending/urgent University or College entry.

Bucksburn Academy will submit a request if the criteria outlined by SQA has been met. It is not sufficient for a candidates’ final award to be below the level anticipated by any estimate submitted to SQA or that achieved in a prelim examination. The expectation is that there will be compelling evidence from all aspects of assessment: class tests, unit tests, coursework and any prelim exam.

The Head teacher will have the final decision on whether or not a request is submitted to the SQA.

If after having read the above you feel you son/daughter meets the criteria to request a clerical check and remark then please contact Mr A Dixon, DHT at the school.

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