Modifications and revision support 2021-22

As a result of ongoing quality assurance and feedback we have updated the revision support documents to include information about the modifications made at the beginning of academic year 2021-22. For more information please read the message we sent to schools, colleges and training providers.

Message to centres (150 KB)

With the disruption to learning and teaching caused by the pandemic, we made modifications to course assessments at the start of the session. (More information on these modifications.)

We have published the following revision support to help learners with exam preparation.

Learners and parents/carers can also speak with their/their child’s teacher or lecturer.

Please filter the table by subject using the search box.

Subject Level Type of Modifications and revision support
Accounting National 5

Modifications made at start of session:
Assignment removed for 2021-22 and advance notice of content that will not be assessed

Revision support for exam:
Advance notice of content that will be assessed

Accounting Higher

Modifications made at start of session:
Assignment removed for 2021-22 and advance notice of content that will not be assessed

Revision support for exam:
Advance notice of content that will be assessed

Accounting Advanced Higher

Modifications made at start of session:
Advance notice of content that will not be assessed

Revision support for exam:
Advance notice of content that will be assessed

Administration and IT National 5

Modifications made at start of session:
Advance notice of content that will not be assessed, question paper reduced

Revision support for exam:
Advance notice of content that will be assessed

Administration and IT Higher

Modifications made at start of session:
Advance notice of content that will not be assessed, assignment reduced

Revision support for exam:
Advance notice of content that will be assessed

Applications of Mathematics National 5

Modifications made at start of session:
Advance notice of content that will not be assessed

Revision support for exam:
Advance notice of further content that will not be assessed

Applications of Mathematics Higher

Modifications made at start of session:
Advance notice of content that will not be assessed

Revision support for exam:
Advance notice of further content that will not be assessed

Art and Design National 5

Modifications made at start of session:
Question paper reduced by 50%, guidance provided for portfolios

Revision support for exam:
Study guide

Art and Design Higher

Modifications made at start of session:
Question paper reduced by 50%, guidance provided for portfolios

Revision support for exam:
Study guide

Art and Design (Design) Advanced Higher

Modifications made at start of session:
Volume of practical work reduced

No revision support:
This course has no question paper

Art and Design (Expressive) Advanced Higher

Modifications made at start of session:
Volume of practical work reduced

No revision support:
This course has no question paper

Biology National 5

Modifications made at start of session:
Assignment removed for 2021-22

Revision support for exam:
Advance notice of content that will be assessed (for the extended writing question)

Study guide

Biology Higher

Modifications made at start of session:
Assignment removed for 2021-22

Revision support for exam:
Advance notice of content that will be assessed (for the short extended response question and for the large extended response question; both questions contain a choice of topic)

Study guide

Biology Advanced Higher

Modifications made at start of session:
Project removed for 2021-22

Revision support for exam:
Advance notice of content that will be assessed (for the short extended response question and for the large extended response question, that has a choice of topic)

Study guide

Business Management National 5

Modifications made at start of session:
Advance notice of content that will not be assessed

Revision support for exam:
Advance notice of content that will be assessed

Business Management Higher

Modifications made at start of session:
Advance notice of content that will not be assessed

Revision support for exam:
Advance notice of content that will be assessed

Business Management Advanced Higher

Modifications made at start of session:
Advance notice of content that will not be assessed

Revision support for exam:
Advance notice of content that will be assessed

Cantonese National 5

Modifications made at start of session:
Assignment-writing removed for 2021-22

Revision support for exam:
Advance notice of contexts that will be assessed

Cantonese Higher

Modifications made at start of session:
Assignment-writing removed for 2021-22

Revision support for exam:
Advance notice of contexts that will be assessed

Cantonese Advanced Higher

Modifications made at start of session:
Performance-talking reduced for 2021-22

Revision support for exam:
Advance notice of contexts that will be assessed

Care National 5

Modifications made at start of session:
Project brief reduced from 3 to 1 for 2021-22

Revision support for exam:
Advance notice of content that will not be assessed

Care Higher

Modifications made at start of session:
Project brief reduced from 3 to 1 for 2021-22

Revision support for exam:
Advance notice of topics not being assessed

Chemistry National 5

Modifications made at start of session:
Assignment removed for 2021-22

Revision support for exam:
Study guide

Chemistry Higher

Modifications made at start of session:
Assignment removed for 2021-22

Revision support for exam:
Study guide

Chemistry Advanced Higher

Modifications made at start of session:
Project removed for 2021-22

Revision support for exam:
Study guide

Childcare and Development Higher

Modifications made at start of session:
Project brief reduced from 3 to 1 for 2021-22

Revision support for exam:
Advance notice of content that will not be assessed

Classical Studies National 5

Modifications made at start of session:
Advance notice of content that will not be assessed and assignment removed for 2021-22

Revision support for exam:
Study guide

Classical Studies Higher

Modifications made at start of session:
Advance notice of content that will not be assessed and assignment removed for 2021-22

Revision support for exam:
Study guide

Classical Studies Advanced Higher

Modifications made at start of session:
Advance notice of content that will be assessed

Revision support for exam:
Study guide

Computing Science National 5

Modifications made at start of session:
Information provided on question paper and assignment

Revision support for exam:
Study guide

Computing Science Higher

Modifications made at start of session:
Information provided on question paper and assignment

Revision support for exam:
Study guide

Computing Science Advanced Higher

Modifications made at start of session:
Information provided on question paper

Revision support for exam:
Study guide

Cruinn-eòlas (Geography) National 5

Modifications made at start of session:
Information provided on question paper and assignment removed for 2021-22

Revision support for exam:
Study guide

Dance National 5

Modifications made at start of session:
Guidance provided on practical activity

Revision support for exam:
Study notes to be taken into exam for Section 3

Dance Higher

Modifications made at start of session:
Guidance provided on practical activity and solo choreography option introduced

Revision support for exam:
Study notes to be taken into exam for Section 2

Design and Manufacture National 5

Modifications made at start of session:
SQA provided the research for the assignment: design

Revision support for exam:
Study guide

Design and Manufacture Higher

Modifications made at start of session:
SQA provided the research for the assignment
'Demonstrating practical modelling skills'' removed from the assignment.

Revision support for exam:
Study guide

Design and Manufacture Advanced Higher

Modifications made at start of session:
Optionality introduced to section 1 of the question paper
The section 'Manufacture a presentation model'' removed from the assignment

Revision support for exam:
Study guide

Drama National 5

Modifications made at start of session:
Guidance provided on performance

Revision support for exam:
Study guide for Section 2

Drama Higher

Modifications made at start of session:
Guidance provided on question paper and performance

Revision support for exam:
Advance notice of content that will be assessed

Drama Advanced Higher

Modifications made at start of session:
Guidance provided on performance

No revision support:
This course has no question paper

Eachdraidh (History) National 5

Modifications made at start of session:
Information provided on question paper and assignment removed for 2021-22

Revision support for exam:
Study guide

Economics National 5

Modifications made at start of session:
Advance notice of content that will not be assessed

Revision support for exam:
Advance notice of content that will be assessed

Economics Higher

Modifications made at start of session:
Advance notice of content that will not be assessed

Revision support for exam:
Advance notice of content that will be assessed

Economics Advanced Higher

Modifications made at start of session:
Advance notice of content that will be assessed

Revision support for exam:
Advance notice of further content that will be assessed

Engineering Science National 5

Modifications made at start of session:
Assignment removed for 2021-22

Revision support for exam:
Study guide

Engineering Science Higher

Modifications made at start of session:
Assignment removed for 2021-22

Revision support for exam:
Study guide

Engineering Science Advanced Higher

Modifications made at start of session:
Project removed for 2021-22

Revision support for exam:
Study guide

English National 5

Modifications made at start of session:
Portfolio-writing reduced and Performance-spoken language removed for 2021-22

Revision support for exam:
Advance notice of content that will be assessed (question paper 2 - Scottish Text)

English Higher

Modifications made at start of session:
Portfolio-writing reduced and Performance-spoken language removed for 2021-22

Revision support for exam:
Advance notice of content that will be assessed (question paper 2 - Scottish Text)

English Advanced Higher

Modifications made at start of session:
Portfolio-writing reduced for 2021-22

Revision support for exam:
Study notes to be taken into exam (question paper 1 – Literary Study)

English for Speakers of Other Languages National 5

Modifications made at start of session:
There were no modifications for session 2021–22. Information provided on gathering evidence

Revision support for exam:
Advance notice of content for the recordings and texts that will be assessed in the contexts of Everyday Life, Work and Study in the Listening and Reading Question Paper

English for Speakers of Other Languages Higher

Modifications made at start of session:
There were no modifications for session 2021–22. Information provided on gathering evidence

Revision support for exam:
Advance notice of content for the recordings and texts that will be assessed in the contexts of Everyday Life, Work and Study in the Listening and Reading Question Paper

Environmental Science National 5

Modifications made at start of session:
Assignment removed for 2021-22

Revision support for exam:
Advance notice of content that will be assessed (essay topic choice)

Study guide

Environmental Science Higher

Modifications made at start of session:
Assignment removed for 2021-22

Revision support for exam:
Advance notice of content that will be assessed (essay topic choice)

Study guide

Fashion and Textile Technology National 5

Modifications made at start of session:
Assignment and practical activity reduced for 2021-22

Revision support for exam:
Study guide

Fashion and Textile Technology Higher

Modifications made at start of session:
Assignment and practical activity reduced for 2021-22

Revision support for exam:
Study guide

French National 5

Modifications made at start of session:
Assignment-writing removed for 2021-22

Revision support for exam:
Advance notice of contexts that will be assessed

French Higher

Modifications made at start of session:
Assignment-writing removed for 2021-22

Revision support for exam:
Advance notice of contexts that will be assessed

French Advanced Higher

Modifications made at start of session:
Performance-talking reduced for 2021-22

Revision support for exam:
Advance notice of contexts that will be assessed

Gaelic (Learners) National 5

Modifications made at start of session:
Assignment-writing removed for 2021-22

Revision support for exam:
Advance notice of contexts that will be assessed

Gaelic (Learners) Higher

Modifications made at start of session:
Assignment-writing removed for 2021-22

Revision support for exam:
Advance notice of contexts that will be assessed

Gaelic (Learners) Advanced Higher

Modifications made at start of session:
Performance-talking reduced for 2021-22

Revision support for exam:
Advance notice of contexts that will be assessed

Gàidhlig National 5

Modifications made at start of session:
Assignment-writing removed for 2021-22

Revision support for exam:
Summary of focus for Literature questions

Gàidhlig Higher

Modifications made at start of session:
Assignment-writing removed for 2021-22

Revision support for exam:
Summary of focus for Literature questions

Gàidhlig Advanced Higher

Modifications made at start of session:
Còmhradh (performance-talking) reduced for 2021-22

Revision support for exam:
Summary of focus for Literature questions

Geography National 5

Modifications made at start of session:
Information provided on question paper and assignment removed for 2021-22

Revision support for exam:
Study guide

Geography Higher

Modifications made at start of session:
Information provided on question paper and assignment removed for 2021-22

Revision support for exam:
Study guide

Geography Advanced Higher

Modifications made at start of session:
There were no modifications for session 2021–22

Revision support for exam:
Advance notice of content that will not be assessed

German National 5

Modifications made at start of session:
Assignment-writing removed for 2021-22

Revision support for exam:
Advance notice of contexts that will be assessed

German Higher

Modifications made at start of session:
Assignment-writing removed for 2021-22

Revision support for exam:
Advance notice of contexts that will be assessed

German Advanced Higher

Modifications made at start of session:
Performance-talking reduced for 2021-22

Revision support for exam:
Advance notice of contexts that will be assessed

Graphic Communication National 5

Modifications made at start of session:
Information provided on question paper and assignment

Revision support for exam:
Advance notice of content that will be assessed

Study guide

Graphic Communication Higher

Modifications made at start of session:
Information provided on question paper and assignment

Revision support for exam:
Advance notice of content that will be assessed

Study guide

Graphic Communication Advanced Higher

Modifications made at start of session:
Information provided on question paper and project

Revision support for exam:
Advance notice of content that will be assessed

Study guide

Health and Food Technology National 5

Modifications made at start of session:
Information provided on question paper and assignment reduced for 2021-22

Revision support for exam:
Study guide

Health and Food Technology Higher

Modifications made at start of session:
Information provided on question paper and assignment reduced for 2021-22

Revision support for exam:
Study guide

Health and Food Technology Advanced Higher

Modifications made at start of session:
Information provided on question paper

Revision support for exam:
Study guide

History National 5

Modifications made at start of session:
Information provided on question paper and assignment removed for 2021-22

Revision support for exam:
Study guide

History Higher

Modifications made at start of session:
Information provided on question paper and assignment removed for 2021-22

Revision support for exam:
Study guide

History Advanced Higher

Modifications made at start of session:
Advance notice of content that will not be assessed

Revision support for exam:
Study guide

Human Biology Higher

Modifications made at start of session:
Assignment removed for 2021-22

Revision support for exam:
Advance notice of content that will be assessed (for the short extended response question and for the large extended response question, which has a choice of topic)

Study guide

Italian National 5

Modifications made at start of session:
Assignment-writing removed for 2021-22

Revision support for exam:
Advance notice of contexts that will be assessed

Italian Higher

Modifications made at start of session:
Assignment-writing removed for 2021-22

Revision support for exam:
Advance notice of contexts that will be assessed

Italian Advanced Higher

Modifications made at start of session:
Performance-talking reduced for 2021-22

Revision support for exam:
Advance notice of contexts that will be assessed

Latin National 5

Modifications made at start of session:
Information provided on question paper

Revision support for exam:
Advance notice of texts that will be assessed

Latin Higher

Modifications made at start of session:
Information provided on question paper

Revision support for exam:
Advance notice of texts that will be assessed

Latin Advanced Higher

Modifications made at start of session:
Information provided on question paper

Revision support for exam:
Advance notice of texts that will be assessed

Mandarin (Simplified) National 5

Modifications made at start of session:
Assignment-writing removed for 2021-22

Revision support for exam:
Advance notice of contexts that will be assessed

Mandarin (Simplified) Higher

Modifications made at start of session:
Assignment-writing removed for 2021-22

Revision support for exam:
Advance notice of contexts that will be assessed

Mandarin (Simplified) Advanced Higher

Modifications made at start of session:
Performance-talking reduced for 2021-22

Revision support for exam:
Advance notice of contexts that will be assessed

Mandarin (Traditional) National 5

Modifications made at start of session:
Assignment-writing removed for 2021-22

Revision support for exam:
Advance notice of contexts that will be assessed

Mandarin (Traditional) Higher

Modifications made at start of session:
Assignment-writing removed for 2021-22

Revision support for exam:
Advance notice of contexts that will be assessed

Mandarin (Traditional) Advanced Higher

Modifications made at start of session:
Performance-talking reduced for 2021-22

Revision support for exam:
Advance notice of contexts that will be assessed

Matamataig (Mathematics) National 5

Modifications made at start of session:
Advance notice of content that will not be assessed

Revision support for exam:
Advance notice of further content that will not be assessed

Matamataig (Mathematics) Higher

Modifications made at start of session:
Advance notice of content that will not be assessed

Revision support for exam:
Advance notice of further content that will not be assessed

Matamataig (Mathematics) Advanced Higher

Modifications made at start of session:
Advance notice of content that will not be assessed

Revision support for exam:
Advance notice of further content that will not be assessed

Mathematics National 5

Modifications made at start of session:
Advance notice of content that will not be assessed

Revision support for exam:
Advance notice of further content that will not be assessed

Mathematics Higher

Modifications made at start of session:
Advance notice of content that will not be assessed

Revision support for exam:
Advance notice of further content that will not be assessed

Mathematics Advanced Higher

Modifications made at start of session:
Advance notice of content that will not be assessed

Revision support for exam:
Advance notice of further content that will not be assessed

Mathematics of Mechanics Advanced Higher

Modifications made at start of session:
Advance notice of content that will not be assessed

Revision support for exam:
Advance notice of further content that will not be assessed

Media National 5

Modifications made at start of session:
Advance notice of question paper content that will be assessed and assignment reduced for 2021-22 

Revision support for exam:
Advance notice of content that will be assessed

Media Higher

Modifications made at start of session:
Optionality introduced in question paper 1 and assignment reduced for 2021-22

Revision support for exam:
Advance notice of role of media that will be assessed (question paper 2 - Role of Media)

Modern Studies National 5

Modifications made at start of session:
Advance notice of content that will not be assessed, information on the question paper and assignment removed for 2021-22

Revision support for exam:
Study guide

Modern Studies Higher

Modifications made at start of session:
Information provided on question paper and assignment removed for 2021-22

Revision support for exam:
Study guide

Modern Studies Advanced Higher

Modifications made at start of session:
Information provided on question paper

Revision support for exam:
Advance notice of research methods that will be assessed in the research methodology question

Study guide

Music National 5

Modifications made at start of session:
Assignment removed and performance reduced for 2021-22

Revision support for exam:
Advance notice of content that will be assessed

Music Higher

Modifications made at start of session:
Assignment removed and performance reduced for 2021-22

Revision support for exam:
Advance notice of content that will be assessed

Music Advanced Higher

Modifications made at start of session:
Assignment removed and performance reduced for 2021-22

Revision support for exam:
Advance notice of content that will be assessed

Music: Portfolio Advanced Higher

Modifications made at start of session:
Assignment removed, performance and portfolio reduced for 2021-22

Revision support for exam:
Advance notice of content that will be assessed

Music Technology National 5

Modifications made at start of session:
Advance notice of content that will not be assessed in question paper.

Assignment reduced for 2021-22

Revision support for exam:
Advance notice of content that will be assessed

Music Technology Higher

Modifications made at start of session:
Advance notice of content that will not be assessed in question paper.

Assignment reduced for 2021-22

Revision support for exam:
Advance notice of content that will be assessed

Music Technology Advanced Higher

Modifications made at start of session:
Projects reduced for 2021-22

No revision support:
This course has no question paper

Nuadh-Eòlas (Modern Studies) National 5

Modifications made at start of session:

Advance notice of content that will not be assessed, information on the question paper and assignment removed for 2021-22

Revision support for exam:
Study guide

Philosophy National 5

Modifications made at start of session:
Optionality introduced in the question paper and assignment removed for 2021-22

Revision support for exam:
Advance notice of content that will be assessed

Study guide

Philosophy Higher

Modifications made at start of session:
Optionality introduced in the question papers

Revision support for exam:
Advance notice of content that will/will not be assessed (paper 1 only)

Study guide

Photography Higher

Modifications made at start of session:
Number of final images reduced for project

Revision support for exam:
Study guide

Physical Education National 5

Modifications made at start of session:
Guidance provided on portfolio and for the performance component - candidates to be assessed in one physical activity instead of two.

No revision support:
This course has no question paper

Physical Education Higher

Modifications made at start of session:
Guidance provided on question paper and performance - candidates to be assessed in one physical activity instead of two.

Revision support for exam:
Study guide (section 3)

Physical Education Advanced Higher

Modifications made at start of session:
Information provided on project and performance components

No revision support:
This course has no question paper

Physics National 5

Modifications made at start of session:
Assignment removed for 2021-22

Revision support for exam:
Study guide

Physics Higher

Modifications made at start of session:
Assignment removed for 2021-22

Revision support for exam:
Study guide

Physics Advanced Higher

Modifications made at start of session:
Project removed for 2021-22

Revision support for exam:
Study guide

Politics Higher

Modifications made at start of session:
Guidance on question paper and assignment removed for 2021-22

Revision support for exam:
Study guide

Practical Cake Craft National 5

Modifications made at start of session:
Assignment reduced for 2021-22

Revision support for exam:
Study guide

Practical Cookery National 5

Modifications made at start of session:
Information provided on assignment and practical activity for 2021–22

Revision support for exam:
Study guide

Practical Electronics National 5

Modifications made at start of session:
Question paper removed for 2021-22

No revision support:
This course has no question paper

Practical Metalworking National 5

Modifications made at start of session:
Information provided on practical activity and question paper removed for 2021-22

No revision support:
This course has no question paper

Practical Woodworking National 5

Modifications made at start of session:
Information provided on practical activity and question paper removed for 2021-22

No revision support:
This course has no question paper

Psychology National 5

Modifications made at start of session:
Question paper reduced for 2021-22 and guidance provided on the assignment

Revision support for exam:
Study guide

Psychology Higher

Modifications made at start of session:
Question paper reduced for 2021-22 and guidance provided on the assignment

Revision support for exam:
Study guide

Religious, Moral and Philosophical Studies National 5

Modifications made at start of session:
Advance notice of content that will not be assessed and assignment removed for 2021-22

Revision support for exam:
Study guide

Religious, Moral and Philosophical Studies Higher

Modifications made at start of session:
Advance notice of content that will not be assessed and assignment removed for 2021-22

Revision support for exam:
Study guide

Religious, Moral and Philosophical Studies Advanced Higher

Modifications made at start of session:
Advance notice of content that will be assessed

Revision support for exam:
Study guide

Sociology National 5

Modifications made at start of session:
Question paper reduced for 2021-22

Revision support for exam:
Study guide

Sociology Higher

Modifications made at start of session:
Question paper reduced for 2021-22

Revision support for exam:
Study guide

Spanish National 5

Modifications made at start of session:
Assignment-writing removed for 2021-22

Revision support for exam:
Advance notice of contexts that will be assessed

Spanish Higher

Modifications made at start of session:
Assignment-writing removed for 2021-22

Revision support for exam:
Advance notice of contexts that will be assessed

Spanish Advanced Higher

Modifications made at start of session:
Performance-talking reduced for 2021-22

Revision support for exam:
Advance notice of contexts that will be assessed

Statistics Advanced Higher

Modifications made at start of session:
Advance notice of content that will not be assessed

Revision support for exam:
Advance notice of further content that will not be assessed

Urdu National 5

Modifications made at start of session:
Assignment-writing removed for 2021-22

Revision support for exam:
Advance notice of contexts that will be assessed

Urdu Higher

Modifications made at start of session:
Assignment-writing removed for 2021-22

Revision support for exam:
Advance notice of contexts that will be assessed