Coronavirus (COVID-19) - replacement of National Qualifications exams in 2021 session: equalities impact and Fairer Scotland Duty assessment
Equality impact assessment to consider the impacts on groups with protected characteristics and/or those experiencing socio-economic disadvantage of replacing the examination diet for National 5, Highers and Advanced Highers in 2020 to 2021 with an alternative certification model.
1 The alternative certification model refers to the mechanism put in place for 2020-21 instead of exams. It is an alternative method of capturing and recording learners achievements.
4 independent review of the National Qualifications 2020 experience
5 Consultation outcomes - National Qualifications 2020-21 - SQA
6 Section 4 of the Equality Act 2010
7 Part 6 Chapter 1 Section 84 disapplies marriage and civil partnership (and age) to the provision of education.
8 Fairer Scotland Duty: interim guidance for public bodies - gov.scot (www.gov.scot)
10 Scottish Government pupil census data specification: https://www.gov.scot/publications/scottish-exchange-of-data-school-pupil-census/
11 Coronavirus (COVID-19) teacher and lecturer estimates - 2020 results: EQIA - gov.scot (www.gov.scot)
12 Consultation outcomes - National Qualifications 2020-21 - SQA
13 Child Rights and Wellbeing Impact Assessment - Proposed modifications to National 5, Higher and Advanced Higher course assessments for session 2020–21 (sqa.org.uk)
14 Equality Impact Assessment - proposed modifications to National 5, Higher and Advanced Higher course assessments for session 2020–21 (sqa.org.uk)
15 COVID19-SchoolsandChildcareInformation - SG Education Analytical Services: Learning Analysis | Tableau Public
16 LockdownLowdown+Results+by+Demographic+Breakdown.pdf (squarespace.com)
17 Dec2020-LockdowLowdown-V2-Survey-Final.pdf (squarespace.com)
18 Dec2020-LockdownLowdown-Voice-Seldom-Heard-Groups-COVID19-Pandemic-Updated-December-2020.pdf (syp.org.uk)
19 News – National Parent Forum of Scotland (npfs.org.uk)
20 Equality Impact Assessment - National 5, Higher and Advanced Higher Alternative Certification Model 2021 (sqa.org.uk)
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