NQ Research

We carried out evaluations of the new National Qualifications. Here is the Executive Summary of our findings.

Executive summary of SQA initial evaluation of new National Courses (131 KB)

Review Reports for each subject

Individual Subject Review Reports can be found under the 'Review Report' section of your subject pages. These Reports contain an Action plan with changes - some of which are prioritised for 2016/17.
Read about the changes - browse to your subject page and select 'Review Report'

Review Report General Questions and Answers

Research and Evidence Report: Internal Unit Assessment in National Courses

This Report looked at the policy and guidance documents that shaped the new Courses, internal SQA discussions, National Qualifications Support Teams focus groups, an online SQA teacher survey, surveys undertaken by other stakeholders, and the approach taken to Unit and Course assessment.

Internal Unit Assessment in National Courses Report (184 KB)

Fieldwork visits

The visits to over 40 schools (local authority, independent and special) evaluated the first phase of implementation of the new Courses. The visits included separate focus groups of S5 and S6 pupils, teachers and senior managers.

SQA Fieldwork visits (836 KB)

What does this mean for teachers and lecturers?

View NQ Next Steps - Guide to what this means for teachers and lecturers (156 KB)