We have now concluded the process required to implement the Alternative Certification Model in place of SQA examinations – please refer to the previous updates on this website.

Let me say first, how impressed I have been by the hard work of our young people and the way they have attempted to cope with all challenges faced. I am grateful to my staff team who have also worked incredibly hard to deliver what we needed to deliver. My appreciation also to our parents for the patience and understanding throughout these circumstances.

As a school we have confidence in the process of assessment and have confidence in the provisional grades awarded to your child. The provisional grades have been arrived at following a fair and robust process, applying national standards and undertaking rigorous quality assurance.

The model we applied for gathering evidence was in the spirit and requirements of the ACM guidance and was delivered in the best way possible to manage the demands on our young people.

The overall picture of the provisional results for National 5, Higher and Advanced Higher 2021 is a positive one and reflects the trend of strong attainment in key measures the school has achieved over recent years. I know many pupils will be happy with their results and some, as in any year, may be disappointed. We are here to support in any way we can – no one set of results defines any young person’s future.

Please note that National 3, 4 and other awards are not part of the ACM process and results will be issued to pupils directly by SQA in August.

Parents can contact us with any queries about their child’s grades, the process we used or the next steps in planning their learning journey. Pupils can contact their Pupil Support Teacher for further advice and guidance.

National Helpline

Skills Development Scotland have set up a dedicated phone line for any young person who wants to talk about their provisional results. It is open between now and the day before results day (Monday 9th August). Young people can call 0800 917 8000 on Mondays to Friday between 9am and 5pm.

In addition, Skills Development Scotland will have their national results helpline – 0800 100 8000 – open from 10th August at 8am. Further details of all help and support by Skills Development Scotland is available on the My World of Work website www.myworldofwork.co.uk/resultshelpline

Appeals Process

This year, pupils across Scotland have the right to appeal directly to SQA from the 25th June. Full details of this process can be found on the SQA website .

You can also visit www.renfrewshire.gov.uk/results for more advice and support.

One again, I would like to thank you for your continued support.

Best wishes,

Billy Burke

Head Teacher