SQA Post Results Service 2019

May 23, 2019 | | Sticky post

The SQA Post Results service is available to centres after results day on 6 August 2019.

If a centre is concerned by a candidate’s result in a subject, it can request a clerical check and/or a marking review of the candidate’s submissions for that subject.

What is a Clerical Check?

A clerical check is an administrative check that is designed to ensure that:

  • all parts of the candidate’s submission have been marked and
  • the marks given for each answer have been totalled correctly
  • the correct result has been entered on SQA’s software

 

What is a Marking Review?

A marking review is undertaken by examiners and involves the consideration of a

candidate’s materials submitted to SQA for marking to ensure that:

  • all parts of the submission have been marked
  • the marking is in line with the national standard
  • the marks given for each answer have been totalled correctly, and
  • the correct result has been entered on SQA’s software

 

Criteria for Post-results service

In line with SQA guidance Harlaw Academy must ensure that access to the Post-results Service is done in a fair, equitable and consistent manner.

  • Harlaw Academy will only submit a Post-results Service requests where we are of the view that the candidate’s certificated grade is at odds with the assessment evidence gathered during the course, and that it is out of line with the performance of other candidates with similar profiles.
  • The decision on whether to submit a request will take into account all of the candidate’s work during the year and is not based solely on the estimate grade.
  • Post-results service requests will be considered where the candidate’s certificated grade is at least 2 bands lower than predicted based on the totality of assessment evidence for the course.
  • The final decision on whether to submit Post-results service requests will be taken by the Head Teacher in liaison with the SQA Co-ordinator and the relevant Faculty Head.

 

Parents and pupils are advised that Post Results-service requests will not be made for any of the following reasons:-

  • a candidate’s entry to college or university is dependent on a re-grade
  • a candidate’s component marks place their result close to a grade boundary
  • the candidate or their parents offer to pay any costs arising from the request

 

Parents and pupils are also advised that a Clerical Check or Marking Review can lead to a change of grade either up or down.

 Key Dates

 

Post-results Services open 6 August 2019
Priority marking review request deadline (for candidates with a current conditional university/college offer) 16 August 2019
Results of priority marking reviews 26 August 2019
Marking review and clerical check deadline 27 August 2019
Results of clerical checks and marking reviews 27 September 2019

Charges

SQA will charge Harlaw Academy for all Post-results Service requests where the candidate’s grade remains unchanged following the clerical check and/or marking review. These costs are met by the school.

If would like further information on the SQA Post-results service please see the SQA website

https://www.sqa.org.uk/sqa/79048.html

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