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SQA News 23 September 2021

NQ Understanding Standards 2021-22

SQA will continue to provide a programme of Understanding Standards support for teachers and lecturers in session 2021-22.

We have a wide range of subject-specific materials that can help you prepare your learners for assessment and strengthen your own understanding of the standards required in SQA assessments.

We regularly review and update these materials to ensure they remain relevant and useful, and we will continue to publish new materials where these are needed.

Available Understanding Standards materials

2020-21 Understanding Standards materials

Where appropriate, we have reviewed and updated the Understanding Standards materials published in session 2020-21 to ensure they remain relevant for session 2021-22.

New Understanding Standards materials for session 2021-22

We will also continue to publish new Understanding Standards materials in session 2021-22 to support you with preparing your learners for assessment this year.

Where to access Understanding Standards materials

To access Understanding Standards materials for your subject, visit our Understanding Standards website at or you can also access them through the NQ subject pages of the SQA website.

Additional secure material for some courses is available from the SQA Secure website, which you can access through your SQA Co-ordinator.