Assessment resources

Question papers

We are providing National 5, Higher and Advanced Higher question papers that teachers and lecturers can use to support internal assessments when gathering evidence for provisional results in session 2020-21. The question papers can be used in full or in part, when appropriate.

National 5 question papers and marking instructions

National 5 question papers and marking instructions are available on the SQA Secure website for all subjects.

Higher and Advanced Higher question papers and marking instructions

Higher and Advanced Higher question papers and marking instructions will be published on the SQA Secure website by the following dates:

By Friday 22 January:

By Friday 29 January:

By Friday 5 February:

Coursework assessment tasks

National 5, Higher and Advanced Higher coursework assessment tasks are available from our NQ subject pages. We are also publishing coursework assessment tasks on the SQA Secure website for some subjects that normally have an annually released assignment.

How to use assessment resources when gathering evidence

Our subject-specific guidance for National 5, Higher and Advanced Higher provides advice on how to use assessment resources when gathering evidence to support provisional results. Subject-specific guidance on gathering evidence is available from our NQ subject pages.

View more information on gathering evidence.

How to access question papers

National 5, Higher and Advanced Higher question papers for session 2020–21 are held on the SQA Secure website. Teachers and lecturers can arrange access to them through their SQA Co-ordinator. When not in use, the question papers and marking instructions must be stored securely and treated as confidential.

The content of the question papers must not be shared or discussed online - including on social media - or in any other location where they could be accessed by unauthorised persons.

How to extract content from question papers

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Please note that following the method described in the videos will create assessment content that is not accessible to any learners who require to use assistive technology such as text or screen readers, or who use braille. For these learners please follow your usual method of creating accessible, internal assessments.

CALL Scotland provide guidance which may be useful when creating accessible assessments: https://www.adapteddigitalexams.org.uk/getting-started/making-digital-prelim-papers/

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