Assessment in Music Courses

Following our recent engagement with stakeholders — including schools, colleges and practitioners — about a new proposed assessment structure in Music Courses, we would like to confirm that the original proposed weighting (60% performance/40% question paper) in National 5 and Higher Courses will remain. Composing skills will be assessed in Unit assessment.

New Courses in Music Technology (National 3 to Higher)

Following close working with key partners and stakeholders, we are pleased to announce that a new suite of Courses has been developed in Music Technology. The new Courses will complement the new suite of Music Courses, including accommodating opportunities for concurrent delivery. Following publication of final documents in April, SQA and Education Scotland will provide support, advice and guidance on learning, teaching and assessment of the new Music Technology Courses.