Advanced Higher Biology – Understanding Standards Materials (Unit Assessment)

We have now published all of the materials that were used at the recent Advanced Higher Biology Nominee event.

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

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

Candidate evidence and commentaries *

Advanced Higher Biology

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GPhC revision of the standards for the initial education and training of Pharmacy Technicians

The General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) recently held a meeting for awarding bodies where they advised on the future timescales for the revision of the standards for the initial education and training of Pharmacy Technicians. Please find this timetable attached below for your information:

GPhC timelines for revision of standards

You can access the current standards for the initial education and …

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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

     Environmental Chemistry: Theory and Laboratory Skills (H92V 35)
     Fundamental Chemistry: An Introduction (H92W 33)

To …

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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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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

     Cell Biology: Theory and Laboratory Skills (H927 34)

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

Additional HN Science ASPs are being developed and they will be published in the coming weeks. For further information, …

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Laboratory Skills for Science Industries (H91V 34)

We have recently finalised an Understanding Standards document to assist lecturers delivering the new Laboratory Skills for Science Industries Unit (H91V 34).

The Understanding Standards document gives lecturers the opportunity to more fully understand the standards of assessment as they are applied to the new Laboratory Skills for Science Industries Unit, and to consider the principles which underlie the marking of this new Unit.

The Understanding Standards document will be available from SQA’s Understanding Standards website (www.understandingstandards.org.uk) in the coming weeks.

If you are currently delivering the new Laboratory Skills for Science Industries Unit and you require access to the Understanding Standards document prior to its publication on SQA’s Understanding Standards website, please contact Kirsty to receive an e-mail version …

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