Understanding Standards

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Understanding Standards is part of our support for teachers and lecturers delivering National Qualifications. 

Understanding Standards resources

We have subject-based resources that explain the standards required in SQA assessments to strengthen your understanding of national standards and help prepare learners for assessment.

Understanding Standards resources include:

Webinars 2022-2023

15 September 2022 - 4.30-5.30pm

Advanced Higher Computing Science

This webinar will provide delegates with an overview of the requirements for the Advanced Higher project and discuss key points arising from the first year of external marking.

 

7 November 2022 - 4.30-5.30pm

National 5 Art and Design

This webinar will support delegates in their understanding of the standards for the National 5 Art and Design course.

 

8 November 2022 - 4.30-5.30pm

National 5 Physical Education

This webinar will support delegates in their understanding of the standards and marking instructions for the portfolio course assessment for Physical Education.

 

9 November 2022 - 4.30-5.30pm

Higher Physical Education

This webinar will support delegates in their understanding of the standards and marking instructions for the Higher Physical Education question paper.    

 

10 November 2022 - 4.30-5.30pm

National 2, National 3 and National 4 ESOL (units)

This webinar will support delegates in their understand of the standards for ESOL units at National 2, 3 and 4.

 

10 November 2022 - 4.30-5.30pm

Advanced Higher Physical Education

This webinar will support delegates in their understanding of the standards, and offer exemplification for, the Advanced Higher Physical Education project.

 

10 November 2022 - 4.30-5.30pm

Higher Art and Design

This webinar will support delegates in their understanding of the standards for the Higher Art and Design course.

 

14 November 2022 - 4.30-5.30pm

Advanced Higher Art and Design

This webinar will support delegates in their understanding of the standards for the Advanced Higher Art and Design course.

 

21 November 2022 - 4.30-5.30pm

Higher Photography

This webinar will support delegates in their understanding of the standards for the Higher Photography course.

 

12 January 2023 - 4.30-5.30pm

National 5 and Higher ESOL (writing component)

This webinar will support delegates in their understanding of the standards for the writing component of the National 5 and Higher ESOl courses.

 

19 January 2023 - 4.30-5.30pm

National 5 and Higher ESOL (performance)

This webinar will support delegates in their understanding of the standards for the performance component of the National 5 and Higher ESOL courses.

 

23 January 2023 - 4.30-5.30pm

National 5 Design and Manufacture

This webinar will support delegates in their understanding of the standards for the National 5 Design and Manufacture question paper.

 

30 January 2023 - 4.30-5.30pm

Higher Design and Manufacture

This webinar will support delegates in their understanding of the standards for the Higher Design and Manufacture question paper.

 

1 February 2023 - 4.30-5.30pm

Advanced Higher Design and Manufacture

This webinar will support delegates in their understanding of the standards for the Advanced Higher Design and Manufacture question paper.

 

To book a place on any of the webinars above click here 

 

Where to find Understanding Standards resources

All our NQ subject pages have links to published Understanding Standards, find within the Understanding Standards accordion.

Yiou can also find resources on the Understanding Standards website. (Some are also available from the SQA Secure website for secure assessments).