Higher ESOL

Essential Information

Course Specification

Explains the structure of the Course, including its purpose and aims and information on the skills, knowledge and understanding that will be developed.

 

 

Course Reports

Provides information on the performance of candidates - which is useful to teachers, lecturers and assessors in their preparation of candidates for future assessment.

In 2019, a single qualification verification summary report replaced the verification key messages.

Assessment

Specimen Question Papers

Illustrates the standard, structure and requirements of the question papers candidates will sit (includes marking instructions).

 

 

Past Papers and Marking Instructions

Coursework

This section provides information on marking instructions and/or the coursework assessment task(s). It includes information that centres need to administer coursework and must be read in conjunction with the course specification.

 

For information on marks scaling please read page 4 of Subject Update 2018

We are currently updating Coursework for External Assessment document and it will be available from the beginning of October.

Information on the production and submission of SQA-assessed coursework for National 5, Higher and Advanced Higher.

Resources

Understanding Standards

Examples of candidate evidence with commentaries

More examples of candidate evidence and commentaries can be found on SQA’s secure website and you can access these through your SQA co-ordinator.

ESOL course assessment overview

Changes to understanding standards materials

Please note: Understanding Standards materials are regularly reviewed to ensure they remain up to date.

 

CPD

Additional CPD support

Where any particular areas of concern are identified, which are not addressed by our Understanding Standards events or support materials, we will offer free continuing professional development (CPD) training, subject to request. CPD support is subject-specific and can be tailored to cover one or more qualification level. To find out more about this service visit our CPD page.

Support materials

SQA Academy resources

Learning support and E-Learning materials

Teacher notes

Student notes

Audio files

E-learning resources – practice assessments

The following are online learning resources which have feedback options available. Please note that the minimum requirement to access these materials is Flash Player 12: (You may be required to ensure that the Flash Player Plugin is active depending on the browser that you are using.)

 

 

 

 

 

Ushare open learning resources