University of Edinburgh

Practical Support Strategies for Deaf Pupils involved in SQA National Qualifications

Presented on Thursday 25 January 2007


Jointly hosted by Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) and the Scottish Sensory Centre, this day offered valuable practical guidelines on how to prepare deaf candidates for SQA assessments and examinations. The day included current examples of good practice as well as advice on:

  • SQA's requirements for signing in examinations;
  • preparing candidates for examinations;
  • setting up and using equipment;

The day also included a practical, interactive workshop on filming procedures.

Presenters: Patricia McDonald, Project Manager, SQA;
Members of SQA’s Deaf Review Group;
Joel Kelhoffer (Director of;
and a Communication Support Worker