NextGen: HN - grading

NextGen: HN qualifications have a new approach to grading – overall qualification grading, rather than a single graded Unit which is used in current Higher National qualifications.

The Grading Models (120 KB) document shows the grading statements – which briefly describe a candidate’s performance on their certificate – for each of the three grades:

It also explains the three distinct grading models used in NextGen: HN, which were developed in 2022-21 for the prototype qualifications in TV, Engineering and Computing.

The Grading Process (204 KB) document illustrates how a centre might progress throughout the year towards final qualification grading and includes a suggestion for the Quality Assurance support available.

SQA Academy module

Explore our new approach to new qualification grading, in the following short module. 

NextGen: HN grading module