I hope you are correct Marc, but given the poor track record of the agency and division involved we are entitled to feel uneasy about this.
If this is an attempt to dictate by stealth how we classroom manage this assessment then this unequivocal fact should be made clear – WE ARE NOT IN THE EMPLOY OF THE SQA. If they want to place additional conditions on how this assessment is managed over-and-above the ones already published in their guidelines then they can send their own invigilators to handle it.
We work on the information given to us – it is not up to us to try and second-guess what is going on here. At face value we have been given an incomplete assessment – it would be perfectly within the rights of schools to assume that is it and ignore any further publication.
If the full thing isn’t online by the end of today then the SQA have missed their deadline and we run with what we have. Time to play the game the way they play it.