Welcome to Grove Academy
Welcome to Grove Academy
Welcome to Grove Academy
Welcome to Grove Academy
Welcome to Grove Academy

Changes to SQA Qualification Arrangements

Dear Parent / Carer of S4-S6 young people,


As you will no doubt know, arrangements for this year’s SQA assessments have been amended due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.  The main changes are:

National 5 Courses

  • No final examinations or external coursework in any courses this session.  The courses will now be assessed internally and based on teacher professional judgement.

Higher / Advanced Higher Courses  

  • There has been an amendment to the course content, but all final exams will continue as planned at the moment.

I write to assure you that we are carefully planning our approaches to assessment to ensure our young people are in the best place possible to achieve their full potential.  We are still awaiting more detail from the SQA before we can finalise our plans but I shall communicate with you as soon as we are in possession of the full details.

At the heart of our planning, the health and wellbeing of all of our young people remains a main priority. If you have any concerns or wish to discuss this further, please contact your child’s Guidance Teacher in the first instance.

Yours sincerely                                  


Graham W Hutton

Head Teacher


A copy of this letter can be downloaded from this link