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SQA News 9 February 2023

Latest Understanding Standards materials published

Latest Understanding Standards materials

Our wide range of Understanding Standards materials explain and illustrate the standards required in SQA assessments.

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 needed.

We have recently published the following new materials:

Design & Manufacture: National 5, Higher and Advanced Higher question papers – audio presentations

Three new PowerPoint presentations with audio narration that focus on the question paper components for National 5, Higher, and Advanced Higher Design and Manufacture are now available. They include examples of learner responses.

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 arrange access to these through your SQA co-ordinator. Please store these materials securely (for example, in a password-protected folder) and treat them as confidential.

Other materials

Non-secure materials are available from our Understanding Standards website at

View all our latest Understanding Standards resources.