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SQA News 18 May 2023

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:

Science National Progression Awards (SCQF levels 4–6)

To support the delivery and assessment of all of the NPAs in science, we have published the following generic audio presentations:

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 the materials referenced above from our Understanding Standards website at

View all our latest Understanding Standards resources.