Understanding Standards

Understanding Standards

SQA's Understanding Standards programme consists of a range of subject-specific events, webinars and support materials that focus on the standards required in assessments. Aimed at teachers and lecturers who deliver National Qualifications, Understanding Standards can help you build your confidence in preparing learners for assessment. 

Understanding Standards events 2019-20

From September, we are running a programme of events for Advanced Higher courses with new or significantly revised course assessment components. We are also running events for qualifications at other levels.


2019-20 event schedule

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(places are limited to one delegate per centre)

Webinars session 2019-20

We are running webinars for some Advanced Higher courses and courses at other levels. We will publish a recording of each webinar within six weeks of the live session. 

2019 webinar schedule

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Advanced Higher audio presentations 

We're creating PowerPoint presentations (with audio) on the changes to assessment in Advanced Higher courses. These are available from your subject page.

Candidate evidence and commentary materials

We continue to publish examples of candidate assessment evidence with written commentary explaining why the evidence has or has not met the required assessment standards.

Available Understanding Standards materials

Understanding Standards audio presentations

View available audio presentations.

CPD Webinars

View available webinar recordings.