We run a national diet of examinations for National 5, Higher and Advanced Higher. Most courses at these levels are assessed through both an exam and an item of coursework (such as an assignment, performance or practical activity). A small number of courses are assessed through an exam only, or coursework only.
The following resources may be helpful to learners who are revising for exams.
Past papers are question papers that have been used for exams in previous years. They include marking instructions.
Specimen question papers
These show what the live exams will look like and can be used for revision. They include marking instructions.
Find under 'Assessment support' our subject pages (select subject and level)
Hodder Education model question papers
Hodder Education produces a range of materials for those studying for National Qualifications. These include copies of SQA past papers as well as model question papers produced by Hodder Education.
BBC Bitesize website
BBC Bitesize includes helpful revision materials and quizzes for National Qualifications.