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SQA Announcement

by Emma Davie -

The SQA announced yesterday that there will be no National 5 exam diet in 2021. The purpose is to mitigate potential disruption due to Covid 19 and allow schools and colleges to implement a safer approach to exam sitting. The Higher exams will go ahead as planned (if it is considered safe to do so) but will be slightly later than usual (by approx. 2 weeks). 

Please be assured that you will still be awarded for your National 5 courses - these will just be assessed differently. The SQA has yet to advise us on how to approach assessment for each subject and we will keep you updated as information becomes available. We will do everything in our power to ensure any changes are handled with minimal disruption to your studies and will work closely with the SQA to ensure you are not disadvantaged in any way.

Please continue with your studies as normal as everything you are learning will be relevant to your final award - however this is determined. 

Best wishes

Scottish Highers Online

It's SHO Time!

by Emma Davie -

Welcome to our Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) where you will access your course(s) and meet your tutor(s). Congratulations on getting this far - SHO tutors make every effort to ensure that places are offered fairly and consistently so you've arrived in a good starting position!

As a newly-established school (this is only our second year of operation) and the only one to offer the SQA's National Qualifications online, our mission is to provide a first class educational experience. We believe that studying online will soon become the new normal and we want to ensure we are leading the way with our online courses. We therefore welcome any feedback on how we're doing so we can better respond to your needs.

Use the remainder of this week to familiarise yourself with the VLE and with the contents and structure of your course(s). You will have been emailed a Course Handbook on enrolment and these will also be available in the course areas so read through them carefully as they provide important information and guidance about your course and about studying with Scottish Highers Online. 

If you have any questions or concerns, please email our admin address:

We look forward to meeting and working with you soon!

Applications for 2021-22

by Emma Davie -

Applications for our 2020-21 courses are now closed. We will open applications for our 2021-22 courses in January 2021.