Publication - Impact assessment

Coronavirus (COVID-19) - replacement of National Qualifications exams in 2021 session: equalities impact and Fairer Scotland Duty assessment

Published: 23 Jun 2021
Directorate:
Learning Directorate
Part of:
Coronavirus in Scotland, Education
ISBN:
9781802010701

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.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) - replacement of National Qualifications exams in 2021 session: equalities impact and Fairer Scotland Duty assessment
Footnotes

Footnotes

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.

2 https://www.gov.scot/publications/rapid-review-national-qualifications-experience-2020/

3 https://www.sqa.org.uk/sqa/files_ccc/SQAChiefExaminingOfficer2020NQReport.pdf

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)

9 https://www.sqa.org.uk/sqa/files_ccc/2020-sqa-alternative-certification-model-equality-impact-assessment.pdf

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)

21 acm-2021-crw-impact-assessment.pdf (sqa.org.uk)


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Email: stuart.milligan@gov.scot