New HN Science Assessment Support Packs (ASPs)

New HN Science Assessment Support Packs (ASPs) have recently been published. These ASPs have been developed to support the delivery of the new HN Science Units.

The following HN Science ASPs have now been published on SQA’s Secure Website – www.sqa.org.uk/sqasecure

     Fundamental Chemistry: Theory and Laboratory Skills (H92X 34)
     Physical Chemistry: Theory and Laboratory Skills (H936 34)
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CfE Biology/Human Biology – Available Support

To support teachers and lecturers, we have produced a detailed list of all of the SQA Biology/Human Biology resources that are available.  The PDF document provides hyperlinks that will take you directly to the various resources.

To access the PDF document, please click on the link below:

CfE Biology and Human Biology – Available Support

We will regularly update the PDF document, as and when additional resources are published, and we will re-post …

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Skills for Work: Laboratory Science National 5 – Scoping Exercise Surveys

We are currently seeking feedback from teachers and lecturers with knowledge and experience of the National 5 Skills for Work: Laboratory Science Course. The information gathered will help to inform if any changes are required to the Course.

We have created separate surveys and would be grateful if you could take a few minutes to complete the relevant questionnaire(s). To …

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Consultation: Presenting Data — NQ Science Subjects

The production, use and interpretation of graphs and charts is a common feature across all of our NQ science qualifications. To ensure a consistent approach for learners undertaking more than one science subject, we have developed a document that provides advice and guidance in relation to how the production, use and interpretation of graphs and charts will be approached in …

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NPA and PDA Laboratory Science Courses – Scoping Exercise Surveys

We are currently seeking feedback from lecturers, learners and employers with knowledge and experience of the NPA and PDA Laboratory Science Courses. The information gathered will help to inform if any changes are required to the Laboratory Science Courses.

We have created separate surveys and would be grateful if you could take a few minutes to complete the relevant questionnaire( …

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Advanced Higher Biology: Organisms and Evolution UASP (Package 1)

Please note that package 1, Unit-by-Unit approach, of the Advanced Higher Biology: Organisms and Evolution UASP has been amended and republished.

The amended version of the UASP is dated October 2015, version 1.3, and it can be accessed from SQA’s Secure Website – www.sqa.org.uk/sqasecure

To access the amended UASP on SQA’s Secure Website, please contact your SQA Co-ordinator.

The use of SQA-produced Unit assessments is not mandatory; however, if you are using them, we strongly encourage you to …

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Appointee opportunities (reminder)

We are now accepting applications for various Appointee roles in Biology (National 5, Higher & Advanced Higher) and Human Biology (Higher).

All Appointee roles are related to external assessment (Assignment/Project and/or Question Paper).
For further information and to apply, please click on the relevant weblink below:
Markers – Biology and Human Biology
Senior Team Leader – Biology
Team Leader – Biology
Team Leader …

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Education Scotland Glow TV Events – Higher Biology

Education Scotland is hosting two exciting Glow TV events.  These events give practitioners a chance to converse with leading experts in modern genomics research and food security.

For further information and to register for the events, please click on the relevant weblink below:

Genomics – 16th November

Food Security – 19th November

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New Understanding Standards Packs – Biology and Science

New Understanding Standards packs have been published for NQ Biology and Science.  These packs cover Unit assessment.

PowerPoint presentations and workshop tasks from the September 2015 Biology and Science Nominee training events have also been published.

Understanding Standards packs can be accessed from SQA’s Secure Website. Please contact your SQA Co-ordinator to access the packs on SQA’s Secure Website.

PowerPoint presentations and workshop tasks from the Nominee training events can be accessed via the following weblink:

PowerPoint presentations …

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Skills for Work: Health Sector National 4 and National 5 Courses – Scoping Exercise Surveys

We are currently seeking feedback from teachers and lecturers with knowledge and experience of the Skills for Work: Health Sector National 4 and National 5 Courses. The information gathered will help to inform if any changes are required to the Skills for Work: Health Sector Courses.

We have created separate surveys and would be grateful if you could take a few minutes …

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