Changes to assessment of National Courses

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In September 2016 the Deputy First Minister announced that units and unit assessments would be removed from National 5 to Advanced Higher courses.

What does this mean for you?

We will strengthen course assessments to ensure they assess the full content of the course. Given the tight timescale for introducing these changes, we listened to the advice of our National Qualification Support Teams and carefully considered what removal of the unit assessments means within each subject.

Information for teachers is available from the subject pages.

Changes to assessment in National Courses (25 KB)

Further details of these changes will be provided in due course.

When will the units be removed?

Your questions answered

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Need further support?

SQA is committed to addressing workload concerns for teachers and candidates and is assessing how the overall design, operational, and systems requirements will be delivered.

If you need any assistance regarding how to implement the changes to National courses please contact your local Liaison Manager.

Publication timeline for National 5