NC Applied Sciences – Scoping Exercise Surveys (SCQF levels 5 and 6)

We are currently seeking feedback from lecturers and learners with knowledge and experience of the level 5 and level 6 NC Applied Sciences Group Awards. The information gathered will help to inform if any changes are required to the NC Applied Sciences Group Awards.
We have created separate surveys and would be grateful if you could take a few minutes to complete …

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CfE Biology/Human Biology – Updated UASPs

The May 2015 Subject Update Letter noted that we were updating some Unit assessment support materials for National 3 to Higher Courses. This follows the revisions made to Unit Specifications in April 2015, and feedback gathered from centres during session 2014–15.

Updated Unit assessment support materials are now available for the Biology and Science National 4 Added Value Unit, Biology National 3, National 4, National 5 and Higher Units, and Higher Human Biology …

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Audio Presentations – CfE Biology/Human Biology

We have recently published audio presentations that provide a detailed overview of the standards and assessment, for all levels, at both Unit and Course assessment in CfE Biology and Human Biology.

You can download them in full or listen to the individual sections that are most relevant to you.

To access the audio presentations, please click on the following weblink …

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HN Chemistry – EV Vacancy

Applications are invited for the post of External Verifier for HN Chemistry for academic session 2015/16.

Applicants will be expected to have sufficient, verifiable, relevant experience and knowledge of the areas to be verified and have knowledge and understanding of current practices. Ideally candidates should have experience in delivering the Units within the HND Apllied Chemistry Group Award.

For further information …

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CfE Biology/Human Biology – Updated Common Questions

Updated common questions for CfE Biology and Human Biology have now been published.

Click on the following weblink to access the updated common questions – CfE Biology & Human Biology

For further information, please contact Aneta – aneta.morrison@sqa.org.uk

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CfE Biology/Human Biology – Updated Mandatory Documents

Please note that some of the CfE Biology/Human Biology mandatory documents were updated in April 2015.

All of the changes to the mandatory documents were noted in the May 2015 subject update letter.  Click on the following weblink to access the subject update letter – May 2015 Biology/Human Biology update letter

For further information, please contact Aneta – aneta.morrison@sqa. …

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Education Scotland – Sciences events programme 2015-16

Education Scotland have recently published the professional learning opportunities that they have organsied for next school session.

To view the professional learning opportunities for next school session, please click on the following link – Education Scotland

For further information, please contact Ian Menzies – ian.menzies@educationscotland.gsi.gov.uk

 

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New SSERC Publication – Biology

SSERC have recently published a new document to support the delivery of Biology experiments and the Advanced Higher Biology Project – Statistics for School Biology Experiments and Advanced Higher Projects

Electronic copies of the document are available from the SSERC website – Statistics for School Biology Experiments and Advanced Higher Projects

For further information, please visit the SSERC website – …

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Pharmacy National Occupational Standards Review

Skills for Health, the Sector Skills Council responsible for Pharmacy National Occupational Standards, are currently undertaking a review of the suite of Pharmacy National Occupational Standards.

The online consultation for the revised suite of Pharmacy National Occupational Standards is now open until 12pm on Friday 18th September.

The link to the survey is http://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/2151853/Pharmacy-NOS-Review

A …

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