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SQA News 9 December 2021

National 5 Philosophy: amendment to course specification

We have amended Appendix 2 of the course specification for National 5 Philosophy to provide marking instructions to support teachers and lecturers delivering the course.

This amendment adds detail to the ‘types of questions’ table, indicating how marks may be awarded. These questions and marking instructions are illustrative – questions in course assessments may have different wordings and/or different mark allocations. Please note that there are no changes to the requirements of the course.

The course specification is available on the subject web page. If you have any queries, contact or