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New version of SOLAR to launch Dec 17th

New SOLAR will be available from 17th December.

We are introducing an updated version of the SQA e-assessment system SOLAR on Monday 17 December. In preparation for this, some key points are noted below:

  • SOLAR will be unavailable from 5.00pm on Friday 7 December to 9.00am on Monday 17 December
  • No assement keycodes created before Dec 17th will work in the new system
  • No unfinished Computer Based Assessments can be transferred to the new system
  • All unfinished assessments have been voided.
  • You will receive a password reset e-mail when the new system goes live
  • SecureClient will be available for the new system to deliver assessments offline but you will need to un-install your old version and install an updated version


Training Guides for SURPASS 12
Full guidance on the functionallity of the new system can be found here.

For full details of this change and how it affects your centre please visit the website Homepage or e-mail solar@sqa.org.uk