We contacted the SQA about this and were told:
“You are correct, no sample answers were provided for the AH SDD units. This is something I hope to provide for next session after the UASP’s have been reviewed and re-published. Unfortunately we can’t make any alterations to the UASP’s at this time.”
This is more than “unfortunate”. I would venture that “ludicrous” was a more appropriate word. I can understand a reluctance to tinker with already published assessments but publishing sample answers now would not be an **alteration** to the assessment. The tasks the pupils have to complete would remain unchanged. It would simply be offering much needed guidance for beleaguered teachers.
Is there any way to put pressure on the SQA to review this decision? C@SS? Unions?