The following guidance should help you get the most from the site search facility. If you have any queries or feedback on the search engine, please e-mail us at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The search box is available on the top right-hand corner of every page on our website. Simply enter a word, phrase or Unit code and press submit.
Whilst typing, the search will automatically suggest possible terms based on your entry. To run a search based on one of these, select the suggestion from the drop-down before pressing submit.
You will then be taken to the search results page.
The search results use icons to help convey more information at a glance. The icons signify which Qualification Area the materials are located on the site: NQ (National Qualifications), HN (Higher National qualifications), or SVQ (Scottish Vocational Qualifications). All relevant website pages, NQ past papers, Unit search results and SVQ information sheets display a qualification icon.
Also, any results linking directly to documents display the relevant document type icon (Word, PDF, etc).
There are a number of options to filter results down to narrow your search. You can filter the results by Qualification Area (NQ, HN, SVQ, or 'all') using the available tabs.
The advanced options allow further options to filter the results. These are listed under the 'Advanced Options' section of the search bar, or under 'Filter these results by' in the left-hand menu. Using these, it is possible to filter results by date, and also by content type (ie website pages, documents and files, past papers, NQ units, NQ courses, SVQ information sheets, and HN units).
When you enter more than one word as a search term, the system will search for each individual word. However, to search for an exact phrase, you should use quotation marks.
To maximise search results, avoid using colons in your search term, even if the Unit has a colon in the title.
This will search for any pages or documents that include the individual words 'Chemistry', 'marking', and 'instructions', regardless of where on the page the words are, or in what order the words occur.
Alternatively, if you use quotation marks:
This will search for any pages or documents on the site that include the exact phrase 'Chemistry marking instructions'.