New Higher Psychology command word course on SQA Academy
We have launched a new course on SQA Academy aimed at teachers and lecturers delivering Higher Psychology.
The course will help participants to:
- develop an understanding of how course assessments are marked (through explaining how the command words used relate to the key skills that Higher Psychology students need to use)
- learn ways in which these skills can be formatively developed
The course begins with an explanation of what each command word means, starting with the relatively lower order skills such as description and explanation, followed by those that require higher order skills, such as application (explain...with reference to...) and analysis.
This is followed by suggestions of ways in which you can help learners develop the thinking skills required for Higher Psychology.
Finally, we have included example learner responses which use each command word, with identification and explanation of where marks have been awarded.
Take the course on SQA Academy