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SQA News 16 May 2024

National Courses and units - Updated documents for session 2024-25 onwards

On 13 March, we issued an update to schools, colleges and training practitioners about changes to a small number of National Courses for session 2024-25 onwards.

View our online news article: Update on National Courses for session 2024-25 onwards (13 March 2024).

We’re updating the documents and assessment materials for these courses, as needed, prioritising course specifications, unit specifications and coursework assessment tasks. All updated documents – including any updated specimen question papers, course and unit support notes, and unit assessment support packs – will be available by the end of August 2024. The updated documents are valid for session 2024-25 onwards.

The following updated documents are now available.

Art and Design

Visit the NQ Art and Design web page.

Business Management

Visit the NQ Business Management web page.

Classical Studies

Visit the NQ Classical Studies web page.

Cruinn-eòlas (Gaelic medium Geography)

Visit the NQ Geography web page.


Visit the NQ English web page.


Visit the NQ Geography web page.


Visit the NQ History web page.

Accessing the documents

You can access the updated documents from the NQ web pages for each subject at Links to each subject page are provided above.

We’ve added temporary subheadings to the document tabs on each web page, to distinguish between the updated documents (session 2024-25 onwards) and the current versions (session 2023-24).

Please use the updated versions with your learners from session 2024-25. We’ll remove the current versions after the appeals service closes.