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SQA News 3 November 2022

New Understanding Standards materials

Our wide range of Understanding Standards materials explain and illustrate the standards required in SQA assessments, to help you confidently prepare your learners for assessments and exams.

We regularly review and update these materials to ensure they remain relevant and useful, and we are continuing to publish new materials throughout session 2022-23 where these are needed.

In the last week, we have published the following new materials:

Latin: National 5 question paper – candidate evidence and commentaries

Examples of evidence submitted by candidates for the 2022 National 5 Latin question paper: literary appreciation, with finalised marking instructions.

Alongside these examples, we have published a commentary written by an SQA senior examiner, which explains how many marks were awarded to each candidate and why.

Access these materials

These new materials will help you to strengthen your own understanding of the national standards required in assessments, so you can feel more confident about preparing your learners.

You can access them from our Understanding Standards website at

View all our latest Understanding Standards resources.