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SQA Equality Impact Assessment and Alternative Certification Model

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Following the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic in Scotland, the Scottish Youth Parliament held a series of focus groups with Members of the Scottish Youth Parliament (MSYPs) to support the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) in its equality impact assessment for the Alternative Certification Model (ACM) for 2020.

The virtual focus groups covered these themes:

  • Theme 1 – The impact that enforced home learning has had on learners
  • Theme 2 – The Alternative Certification Model
  • Theme 3 – Equalities – linking to the equality impact assessment
  • Theme 4 – The future of assessment

The SQA team have made it clear to SYP that the Equalities theme is the priority one, and asked SYP to produce this initial report focussing on that content. You can read the report in full here.

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