Higher Music Technology

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.

2022 revision support for learners (Mar 2022)

We have updated this document to provide information on the modifications made to course assessments (coursework and exams) at the start of academic year 2021-22.

Past Papers and Marking Instructions

Access all past papers by subject/level


Specimen Question Papers

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

Coursework (13/12/2021)

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.

The coursework assessment task document for use in previous sessions has been made available on our secure site. Centres may want to refer to these documents if they are planning to deliver Music Technology in the future.

Flyleafs

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

Understanding Standards (Mar 2022)

New – new materials not previously published

Updated – published in 2020/21 but amended for 2021/22

Carried forward – published in 2020/21 carried forward to 2021/22

  • New – An Audio Presentation for the assignment component can be found on SQA's secure website and you can access these through your SQA co-ordinator.

Please note: For session 2021-22 there are modifications to this course. Understanding Standards materials should therefore be viewed along with the National Course modification summary available in the Course information 2021-22 section.

Examples of candidate evidence with commentaries (question paper component)

Further examples of candidate evidence and commentaries for the assignment component can be found on SQA's secure website and you can access these through your SQA co-ordinator.

Music Technology course assessment overview

Video overview of course assessment from session 2018-19

Changes to understading standards materails

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

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.

Course Reports

2021 Key Messages

The Alternative Certification Model included a national quality assurance activity, carried out in May 2021.
This report provides information on any common themes and key points from the evidence submitted.

 

Verification Reports

There was no round 2 verification activity at this level in 2017. 

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.

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