Past Papers and Marking Instructions

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Specimen Question Papers for National 5 qualifications can be found on our CfE web pages

You can now buy official SQA Past Papers and Answers online from Hodder Education.

Past Papers

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Available Past Papers for: English
Year Qualification Paper Download
2013 Higher all PDF (291KB)
2012 Higher All PDF (247KB)
2011 Higher all PDF (298KB)
2010 Higher all PDF (259KB)
2009 Higher all PDF (263KB)

Marking Instructions

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Available Marking Instructions for: English
Year Qualification Paper Download
2013 Higher Close Reading PDF (710KB)
2013 Higher Critical Essay PDF (179KB)
2013 Higher Writing Folio PDF (204KB)
2012 Higher Close Reading PDF (491KB)
2012 Higher Critical Essay PDF (156KB)
2012 Higher Writing Folio PDF (168KB)
2011 Higher Close Reading PDF (507KB)
2011 Higher Critical Essay PDF (88KB)
2011 Higher Writing Folio PDF (163KB)
2010 Higher Close Reading PDF (136KB)
2010 Higher Critical Essay PDF (160KB)
2009 Higher Close Reading PDF (65KB)
2009 Higher Critical Essay PDF (82KB)

Note: Adapted Question Papers in Digital Format for candidates with disabilities and/or additional support needs, are also available on the website: Digital Question Papers

Conditions of Use

The past papers are copyright to SQA. They may be reproduced to support SQA qualifications only, on a non-commercial basis. If they are to be used for any other purposes, written permission must be obtained from the Centre Services Team, Dalkeith.

Where the past papers contain materials from other sources (secondary copyright) this material should only be reproduced for the purposes of assessment. If the material needs to be reproduced for any other purpose, it is the responsibility of the user to obtain the necessary copyright clearance.