Past papers and marking instructions

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Specimen and exemplar questions papers

Specimen question papers are available for National 5, Higher and Advanced Higher qualifications. Exemplar question papers are available for Higher and Advanced Higher qualifications. Find them under 'Past Papers and Marking Instructions' on your subject pages.

Digital question papers

Question Papers in Digital Format for candidates with disabilities and/or additional support needs.

Braille question papers

Creating your own assessment materials from SQA question papers

Our National Qualifications 2020-21 section has advice on creating your own bespoke assessments from SQA question papers.

Conditions of use

The information in a past paper may be reproduced in support of SQA qualifications only on a non-commercial basis. If it is reproduced, SQA must be clearly acknowledged as the source. If it is to be reproduced for any other purpose, written permission must be obtained from

Where a past paper includes material for which SQA does not own the copyright, this material can only be reproduced on a non-commercial basis for the purposes of instruction in an educational establishment. If it is to be reproduced for any other purpose, it is the user's responsibility to obtain the necessary copyright clearance from the copyright owner. The acknowledgements page in a past paper lists the owners of copyright items that are not owned by SQA.