2020-21 session: Modification summary reports and Gathering evidence information

We published supporting documentation for National Qualifications courses during the 2020-21 session.

We will be removing these files from the website once the appeals process for 2021 is complete.

Accounting

National Course modification summary: Accounting

Administration and IT

National Course modification summary: Administration and IT

Applications of Mathematics

National Course modification summary: Applications of Mathematics

Art and Design

National Course modification summary: Art and Design

Guidance to course assessment: National 5 and Higher portfolios Art and Design

Biology

National Course modification summary: Biology

Business Management

National Course modification summary: Business Management

Guidance on course assessment: National 5: Business Management

Guidance on course assessment: Higher Business Management

Guidance on course assessment: Advanced Higher Business Management

Care

National Course modification summary: Care

Chemistry

National Course modification summary: Chemistry

Childcare and Development

National Course modification summary: Childcare and Development

Classical Studies

National Course modification summary: Classical Studies

Computing Science

National Course modification summary: Computing Science

Dance

National Course modification summary: Dance

Guidance on course assessment: National 5 Dance

Guidance on course assessment: Higher Dance

Design and Manufacture

National Course modification summary: Design and Manufacture

Drama

National Course modification summary: Drama

Economics

National Course modification summary: Economics

Guidance on course assessment: National 5 Economics

Guidance on course assessment: Higher Economics

Guidance on course assessment: Advanced Higher Economics

Engineering Science

National Course modification summary: Engineering Science

English

National Course modification summary: English

Environmental Science

National Course modification summary: Environmental Science

ESOL

Guidance to course assessment: Higher ESOL

Fashion and Textiles Technology

National Course modification summary: Fashion and Textiles Technology

Geography

National Course modification summary: Geography

Guidance on course assessment: Advanced Higher Geography

Graphic Communication

National Course modification summary: Graphic Communication

Gàidhlig

National Course modification summary: Gàidhlig

Health and Food Technology

National Course modification summary: Health and Food Technology

History

National Course modification summary: History

Guidance on creating assessments: Higher History

Human Biology

National Course modification summary: Human Biology

Latin

National Course modification summary: Latin

Mathematics

National Course modification summary: Mathematics

Mathematics of Mechanics

National Course modification summary: Mathematics of Mechanics

Media

National Course modification summary: Media

Modern Languages

National Course modification summary: Modern Languages

Modern Studies

National Course modification summary: Modern Studies

Philosophy

National Course modification summary: Philosophy

Photography

National Course modification summary: Photography

Physical Education

National Course modification summary: Physical Education

Guidance on course assessment: Higher Physical Education

Guidance on course assessment: Advanced Higher Physical Education

Physics

National Course modification summary: Physics

Politics

National Course modification summary: Politics

Psychology

National Course modification summary: Psychology

Religious, Moral and Philosophical Studies

National Course modification summary: Religious, Moral and Philosophical Studies

Sociology

National Course modification summary: Sociology

Statistics

National Course modification summary: Statistics

Accounting

National 5 Accounting: Guidance on gathering key evidence for producing estimates in session 2020-21 

Higher Accounting: Guidance on gathering key evidence in session 2020-21

Advanced Higher Accounting: Guidance on gathering key evidence in session 2020-21

Admin and IT

National 5 Administration and IT: Guidance on gathering key evidence in session 2020-21

Higher Administration and IT: Guidance on gathering key evidence in session 2020-21

Applications of Mathematics

National 5 Applications of Mathematics: Guidance on gathering key evidence for producing estimates in session 2020-21

Art and Design

National 5 Art and Design: Guidance on gathering key evidence for producing estimates in session 2020-21

Higher Art and Design: Guidance on gathering key evidence in session 2020-21

Advanced Higher Art and Design (Design): Guidance on gathering key evidence in session 2020-21

Advanced Higher Art and Design (Expressive): Guidance on gathering key evidence in session 2020-21

Biology

National 5 Biology: Guidance on gathering key evidence for producing estimates in session 2020-21

Higher Biology: Guidance on gathering key evidence in session 2020-21

Advanced Higher Biology: Guidance on gathering key evidence session 2020-21

Business Management

National 5 Business Management: Guidance on gathering key evidence for producing estimates in session 2020-21

Higher Business Management: Guidance on gathering key evidence in session 2020-21

Advanced Higher Business Management: Guidance on gathering key evidence in session 2020-21

Care

National 5 Care: Guidance on gathering key evidence for producing estimates in session 2020-21

Higher Care: Guidance on gathering key evidence in session 2020-21

Chemistry

National 5 Chemistry: Guidance on gathering key evidence for producing estimates in session 2020-21

Higher Chemistry: Guidance on gathering key evidence in session 2020-21

Advanced Higher Chemistry: Guidance on gathering key evidence in session 2020-21

Childcare and Development

Higher Childcare and Development: Guidance on gathering key evidence in session 2020-21

Classical Studies

National 5 Classical Studies: Guidance on gathering key evidence for producing estimates in session 2020-21

Higher Classical Studies: Guidance on gathering key evidence in session 2020-21

Advanced Higher Classical Studies: Guidance on gathering key evidence in session 2020-21

Computing

National 5 Computing Science: Guidance on gathering key evidence in session 2020-21

Higher Computing Science: Guidance on gathering key evidence in session 2020-21

Advanced Higher Computing Science: Guidance on gathering key evidence in session 2020-21

Dance

National 5 Dance: Guidance on gathering key evidence for producing estimates in session 2020-21

Higher Dance: Guidance on gathering key evidence in session 2020-21

Design and Manufacture

National 5 Design and Manufacture: Guidance on gathering key evidence for producing estimates in session 2020-21

Higher Design and Manufacture: Guidance on gathering key evidence in session 2020-21

Advanced Higher Design and Manufacture: Guidance on gathering key evidence in session 2020-21

Drama

National 5 Drama: Guidance on gathering key evidence for producing estimates in session 2020-21

Higher Drama: Guidance on gathering key evidence in session 2020-21

Advanced Higher Drama: Guidance on gathering key evidence in session 2020-21

ESOL

National 5 ESOL: Guidance on gathering key evidence for producing estimates in session 2020-21

Economics

National 5 Economics: Guidance on gathering key evidence for producing estimates in session 2020-21

Higher Economics: Guidance on gathering key evidence in session 2020-21

Advanced Higher Economics: Guidance on gathering key evidence in session 2020-21

Engineering Science

National 5 Engineering Science: Guidance on gathering key evidence for producing estimates in session 2020-21

Higher Engineering Science: Guidance on gathering key evidence in session 2020-21

Advanced Higher Engineering Science: Guidance on gathering key evidence in session 2020-21

English

National 5 English: Guidance on gathering key evidence for producing estimates in session 2020-21

Higher English: Guidance on gathering key evidence in session 2020-21

Advanced Higher English: Guidance on gathering key evidence in session 2020-21

Environmental Science

National 5 Environmental Science: Guidance on gathering key evidence for producing estimates in session 2020-21

Higher Environmental Science: Guidance on gathering key evidence in session 2020-21

Fashion and Textile Technology

National 5 Fashion and Textile Technology: Guidance on gathering key evidence in session 2020-21

Higher Fashion and Textile Technology: Guidance on gathering key evidence in session 2020-21

Geography

National 5 Geography: Guidance on gathering key evidence for producing estimates in session 2020-21 

Cruinn-eòlas Nàiseanta 5 Stiùireadh air tional prìomh fhianais airson tuairmsean a dhèanamh ann an seisean 2020-21 

Higher Geography: Guidance on gathering key evidence in session 2020-21

Advanced Higher Geography: Guidance on gathering key evidence for producing estimates in session 2020-21

Graphic Communication

National 5 Graphic Communication: Guidance on gathering key evidence in session 2020-21 

Higher Graphic Communication: Guidance on gathering key evidence for session 2020-21

Advanced Higher Graphic Communication: Guidance on gathering key evidence in session 2020-21

Gàidhlig

National 5 Gàidhlig: Guidance on gathering key evidence for producing estimates in session 2020-21

Higher Gàidhlig: Guidance on gathering key evidence in session 2020-21

Advanced Higher Gàidhlig: Guidance on gathering key evidence in session 2020-21

Health and Food Technology

National 5 Health and Food Technology: Guidance on gathering key evidence for producing estimates in session 2020-21

Higher Health and Food Technology: Guidance on gathering key evidence in session 2020-21

Advanced Higher Health and Food Technology: Guidance on gathering key evidence in session 2020-21

History

National 5 History: Guidance on gathering key evidence for producing estimates in session 2020-21 

Eachdraidh Nàiseanta 5 Stiùireadh air tional prìomh fhianais airson tuairmsean a dhèanamh ann an seisean 2020-21

Higher History: Guidance on gathering key evidence in session 2020-21

Advanced Higher History: Guidance on gathering key evidence in session 2020-21

Human Biology

Higher Human Biology: Guidance on gathering key evidence in session 2020-21

Latin

National 5 Latin: Guidance on gathering key evidence for producing estimates in session 2020-21

Higher Latin: Guidance on gathering key evidence in session 2020-21

Advanced Higher Latin: Guidance on gathering key evidence in session 2020-21

Mathematics

National 5 Mathematics: Guidance on gathering key evidence for producing estimates in session 2020-21  (708 KB)

Matamataig Nàiseanta 5 Stiùireadh air tional prìomh fhianais airson tuairmsean a dhèanamh ann an seisean 2020-21 (458 KB)

Higher Mathematics: Guidance on gathering key evidence in session 2020-21 

Matamataig Àrd-Ìre: Stiùireadh cuspair-sònraichte mu bhith a' tional prìomh fhianais ann an seisean 2020-21 

Advanced Higher Mathematics: Guidance on gathering key evidence in session 2020-21

Mathematics of Mechanics

Advanced Higher Mathematics of Mechanics: Guidance on gathering key evidence in session 2020-21

Media

National 5 Media: Guidance on gathering key evidence for producing estimates in session 2020-21

Higher Media: Guidance on gathering key evidence for producing estimates in session 2020-21

Modern Languages

National 5 Modern Languages: Guidance on gathering key evidence for producing estimates in session 2020-21

Higher Modern Languages: Guidance on gathering key evidence in session 2020-21

Advanced Higher Modern Languages: Guidance on gathering key evidence in session 2020-21

Modern Studies

National 5 Modern Studies: Guidance on gathering key evidence for producing estimates in session 2020-21 

Nuadh-eòlas Nàiseanta 5 Stiùireadh air tional prìomh fhianais airson tuairmsean a dhèanamh ann an seisean 2020-21 

Higher Modern Studies: Guidance on gathering key evidence in session 2020-21

Advanced Higher Modern Studies: Guidance on gathering key evidence in session 2020-21

Music and Music Portfolio

National 5 Music: Guidance on gathering key evidence in session 2020-21

Higher Music: Guidance on gathering key evidence in session 2020-21

Advanced Higher Music and Music: Portfolio: Guidance on gathering key evidence in session 2020-21

Music Technology

National 5 Music Technology: Guidance on gathering key evidence for producing estimates in session 2020-21

Higher Music Technology: Guidance on gathering key evidence for producing estimates in session 2020-21

Advanced Higher Music Technology: Guidance on gathering key evidence in session 2020-21

Philosophy

National 5 Philosophy: Guidance on gathering key evidence for producing estimates in session 2020-21

Higher Philosophy: Guidance on gathering key evidence in session 2020-21

Photography

Higher Photography: Guidance on gathering key evidence in session 2020-21

Physical Education

National 5 Physical Education: Guidance on gathering key evidence for producing estimates in session 2020-21 

Higher Physical Education: Guidance on gathering key evidence in session 2020-21

Advanced Higher Physical Education: Guidance on gathering key evidence in session 2020-21

Physics

National 5 Physics: Guidance on gathering key evidence for producing estimates in session 2020-21

Higher Physics: Guidance on gathering key evidence in session 2020-21

Advanced Higher Physics: Guidance on gathering key evidence in session 2020-21

Politics

Higher Politics: Guidance on gathering key evidence in session 2020-21

Practical Cake Craft

National 5 Practical Cake Craft: Guidance on gathering key evidence for producing estimates in session 2020-21

Practical Cookery

National 5 Practical Cookery: Guidance on gathering key evidence for producing estimates in session 2020-21

Practical Electronics

National 5 Practical Electronics: Guidance on gathering key evidence for producing estimates in session 2020-21

Practical Metalworking

National 5 Practical Metalworking: Guidance on gathering key evidence for producing estimates in session 2020-21

Practical Woodworking

National 5 Practical Woodworking: Guidance on gathering key evidence for producing estimates in session 2020-21

Psychology

National 5 Psychology: Guidance on gathering key evidence for producing estimates in session 2020-21 

Higher Psychology: Guidance on gathering key evidence in session 2020-21

Religious, Moral and Philosophical Studie

National 5 RMPS: Guidance on gathering key evidence for producing estimates in session 2020-21

Higher Religious, Moral and Philosophical Studies: Guidance on gathering key evidence in session 2020-21

Advanced Higher Religious, Moral and Philosophical Studies: Guidance on gathering key evidence in session 2020-21

Sociology

National 5 Sociology: Guidance on gathering key evidence for producing estimates in session 2020-21

Higher Sociology: Guidance on gathering key evidence in session 2020-21

Statistics

Advanced Higher Statistics: Guidance on gathering key evidence in session 2020-21

Administration and IT

Arrangements for National 3 and National 4: Administration and IT

Art and Design

Arrangements for National 3 and National 4: Art and Design

Biology

Arrangements for National 3 and National 4 and freestanding units: Biology

Chemistry

Arrangements for National 3 and National 4: Chemistry

Dance

Dance - Guidance on freestanding unit assessments

Design and Manufacture

Arrangements for National 4: Design and Manufacture

Design and Technology

Arrangements for National 3: Design and Technology

English

Arrangements for National 3 and National 4: English

Environmental Science

Arrangements for National 3 and National 4: Environmental Science

Fashion and Textile Technology

Arrangements for National 3 and National 4: Fashion and Textile Technology

Graphic Communication

Arrangements for National 4: Graphic Communication

Health and Food Technology

Arrangements for National 3 and National 4: Health and Food Technology

Human Biology

Arrangements for freestanding units Human Biology (SCQF level 6)

Media

Arrangements for National 3 and National 4: Media (129 KB)

Music

Arrangements for National 3 and National 4: Music

Music Technology

Arrangements for National 3 and National 4: Music Technology

Physical Education

Guidance for National 3 and National 4 Physical Education, and freestanding units for session 2020-21

Physics

Arrangements for National 3 and National 4: Physics

Practical Cookery

Arrangements for National 3 and National 4: Practical Cookery

Science

Arrangements for National 3 and National 4: Science (101 KB)

Learners did not have to complete National 4 added value units in session 2020-21.