Overview of modifications to assessment in National Courses — a reminder
We have updated the summary table on our website that shows the modifications to assessment in each National Course.
As we advised at the end of April, the current modifications will remain in place for session 2022-23.
We recognise the ongoing disruption to learning and teaching caused by COVID-19, and its impact on learners. Keeping the modifications to assessment for session 2022-23 will help to provide stability and support for you and your learners. It will also help to free up more time for learning and teaching of course content, while maintaining the credibility and integrity of the qualifications.
View an updated summary of modifications to assessment in National Courses.
Same types of modifications to assessment
For all courses, the current types of modifications to assessment will remain the same for session 2022-23. Depending on the course, these include:
- removing an exam or an item of coursework
- reducing elements of an exam and/or coursework
- providing learners with more choice in an assessment
- removing one or more topics or sub-topics from the exam
- providing advance notice of topics, contexts or content that will or will not be directly assessed*
*For some courses, the topics, contexts, or content that will or will not be directly assessed in the 2023 exam will be different from those we advised for the 2022 exam.
National 4 added value unit assessments
There will be no requirement to complete National 4 added value unit assessments in session 2022-23. However, it is important that learners still have opportunities to develop and demonstrate the required skills, knowledge and understanding from across the course as outlined in the National 4 added value unit specification. This will support them as they progress to further learning and assessment at SCQF level 5.
No changes to course content
The modifications are to assessment only, there is no change to the content of National Courses. You should continue to deliver the full course content with your learners where possible. Giving learners opportunities to develop skills, knowledge and understanding from across the whole course will support them as they progress to the next stage of their learning.
We are updating the modification summary documents for each subject to remove the 2021-22 session dates and to ensure the information remains current. The updated documents will be available from our website by the end of August. In the meantime, you can still view the current versions, which are available from the subject pages of our website at www.sqa.org.uk/nqsubjects.
You can also view frequently asked questions at www.sqa.org.uk/faq.