Welcome to our new 'SQA News' section for pupils and parents of Dunblane High School. This section will give regular updates on SQA matters for all our SQA candidates
The SQA Coordinator for Dunblane High School is Mr M Shaw (DHT)
STIRLING COUNCIL GUIDANCE TO PARENTS ON POST RESULTS SERVICE (pending)
what you achieve the day of your exam will remain your mark.
Estimate Grades are submitted to the SQA. They are used in determining grade boundaries and derived grades with the SQA as well as being essential for any Exceptional Circumstances Consideration that may apply pre-results in case of candidate illness etc..
Estimates are not a clear prediction of how we anticipate our students to perform in SQA examinations (not all the course has been completed at the time of submission), nor is it any guarantee of the same level of success in August 2017.
FOR THIS REASON ALL CANDIDATES MUST ENSURE:
they are working hard from now on and continue to do so right up to the day of the exam
they are generating good and convincing class evidence
they are taking advantage of every piece of advice offered and each opportunity for support
they are well prepared for Mock examinations
they are well prepared for their SQA examinations
STIRLING COUNCIL GUIDELINES: Post Result Services MAY be requested where
The school holds 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 examination script.
That is, the candidate’s final grade is markedly at odds with the totality of assessment evidence gathered during the course and out of line with the performance of other pupils with similar profiles.
THE ABOVE CRITERIA will be applied fairly and consistently across all Stirling schools.
Post Result Services will NOT be requested where:
A request is made on the grounds that a component mark is simply near the borderline of a higher band or grade .
A pupil is one or two marks off an improved grade but their final garde is in line with their estimate.
If the school were considering submitting a CLERICAL CHECK or MARKING REVIEW we will contact BOTH the parents and candidates for their WRITTEN PERMISSION to do so, prior to any submission being made.
Note that, consent must be given with the knowledge that, as a result of a Marking Review, results may GO UP or GO DOWN.
UNDERSTANDING MY EXAM CERTIFICATE
If you wish a better understanding of the layout and information contained in your Scottish Qualification Certificate (SQC) the following presentation will take you through all the different sections to help you understand more clearly
HELPLINE NUMBER - 0808 100 8000
The helpline will run from 8am-8pm on August 4 & 5, and from 9am-5pm from August 8 until August 12.
More information is available at