Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

Everyone at SQA would like to wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. We look forward to working with you again in 2016.

Please note: SQA will be closed for business from 23 December and will reopen on January 5 2016.

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CfE Biology/Human Biology – Available Support (updated Dec 2015)

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. The PDF document has been updated to included resources that were published in December 2015.

To access the PDF document, please click on the …

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Advanced Higher Biology – Exemplar Question Paper (EQP)

We have recently published an Exemplar Question Paper (EQP) for Advanced Higher Biology.

To access the EQP, please click on the following weblink – Advanced Higher Biology EQP.

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

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Appointee opportunities (reminder)

We are still 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 (closing date 20th Dec 2015)
Team Leader – Biology (closing date 10th Jan 2016)
Team Leader – Human …

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Consultation: Presenting Data — NQ Science Subjects (Reminder)

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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Appointee opportunities – Internal Assessment

We are now recruiting and inviting applications for Visiting Verification Team Leaders in Biology.

Visiting Verification will cover the Investigative Biology Unit (H7W7 77) at Advanced Higher Level.  Please note that applicants must currently be delivering Advanced Higher Biology.

For further information and to apply, please click on the weblink below:

Visiting Verification Team Leader – Advanced Higher Biology (closing …

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NPA and PDA Laboratory Science Courses – Scoping Exercise Surveys (Reminder)

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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GPhC report on the perceptions of pharmacy technician education standards

A new report published today by the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) analyses the scope of the current initial education and training (IET) standards for pharmacy technicians and the extent to which the employers of pharmacy technicians and other stakeholders think the current IET standards are fit for purpose.

To access the report, please click on the following weblink:

An analysis …

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HN Science – Qualifications Support Team (QST)

We have recently published the minutes and actions from the HN Science QST meeting that took place on Tuesday 17th November.

To access the minutes and actions, please click on the following weblink – HN Science QST minutes and actions.

For further information, please contact Kirsty – kirsty.mitchell@sqa.org.uk

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Higher Biology/Human Biology – Understanding Standards Materials (Course Assessment)

We have recently published all of the materials that were used at the Higher Biology/Human Biology Understanding Standards events.

These materials will help you to develop your understanding of the standards required for Course assessment.

To access the materials, please click on the relevant weblink below:

Candidate evidence and commentaries

Higher Biology
Higher Human Biology

Presentations

Higher Biology
Higher …

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