Emma Seith

Revealed: SQA’s secret sanctions

Data shows scale of schools failing to meet regulations

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If you want to know the number of times Scottish pupils miss out on qualifications due to cheating in exams, you can: the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) publishes the figures. You can also find out how many other sanctions for cheating, such as warnings or remarkings, have been applied in recent years.

But if you want to know how many penalties have been handed to schools that have cheated on behalf of their pupils or failed to adhere to SQA rules in other, less dramatic ways, you cannot. That’s because the SQA does not publish these figures.

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