Arrangements for National 5, Higher and Advanced Higher assessment in 2020–21
Last week, the Deputy First Minister announced there will be no external assessment of National 5 courses this year – either by an exam or by coursework. He also confirmed that Higher and Advanced Higher exams will go ahead, starting on Thursday 13 May and finishing on Friday 4 June, with Results Day on Tuesday 10 August 2021.
We issued a response on our website and directly to key stakeholders.
Modifications to Higher and Advanced Higher assessment
Subject-specific information on Higher and Advanced Higher assessment is provided on each of the relevant NQ subject pages of our website under the heading ‘National 5 to Advanced Higher course information for 2020–21’. This includes, where applicable, a summary of the modifications to Higher and Advanced Higher course assessment for session 2020–21.
Additional subject guidance
For the following courses we have also published supportive guidance:
- National 5 and Higher Art and Design portfolio guidance
- National 5 Business Management
- Higher Business Management
- Advanced Higher Business Management
- Higher Drama
- Advanced Higher Drama
- National 5 Economics
- Higher Economics
- Higher ESOL
- Advanced Higher Geography
- Higher History
- Higher Physical Education
- Advanced Higher Physical Education
Guidance may be produced for additional subjects. We will keep you informed via SQA News.