This space on the site will be where we gather facts about examination and certification systems, including:

  • The status quo in Scotland: easily accessible information for both educators and non-specialist readers about what’s currently in National and Higher examinations offered by SQA
  • Alternative examination systems from around the world
  • Historical approaches to examination and certification in Scotland: what did we do in the past? how did the past shape our present approach to examination and certification?
  • Research on examination and certification: what works? what effects do different systems have on young people and their prospects in life?

If you’d like to contribute to the development of this section, please get in touch by email mail@exam.scot or by direct message on Twitter.

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