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SQA News 21 September 2023

National Qualifications - updated documents for Drama and Psychology

Following the 2023 exam diet, we are updating course specifications and assessment support materials for some National Courses to clarify information for teachers, lecturers and learners.

Advanced Higher Drama

In the Advanced Higher Drama course specification, we have updated the detailed marking instructions for the project-dissertation and assignment to provide further clarity.

View the Advanced Higher Drama course specification (September 2023).

We have also made some updates to the coursework assessment task documents for the project and performance. We have amended the marking criteria to provide further clarity and to align with the updated course specification.

View the Advanced Higher Drama Project-dissertation Assessment Task (September 2023).

View the Advanced Higher Drama Performance Assessment Task (September 2023)

The updated documents are available from our Advanced Higher Drama webpage.

National 5 and Higher Psychology

We have updated the marking information in the coursework assessment task documents for National 5 and Higher Psychology. These changes are intended to clarify our marking instructions in the method, ethics and results sections.

View the National 5 Psychology Assignment Assessment Task

View the Higher Psychology Assignment Assessment Task

The updated documents are available from our NQ Psychology webpages.

About post-exam-diet changes to documents

It is normal practice for SQA to review course materials after the exam diet concludes.

During the marking of exams and coursework, our exam teams sometimes identify areas of the published marking instructions or instructions for candidates that could be made clearer.

Where we have identified post-exam diet changes to documents, we will publish all updated documents by the end of September.