HN Science Qualifications Support Team (QST)

We have recently published the minutes and actions from the HN Science QST meeting that took place on Thursday 3rd November.

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

For further information, please contact Christina – christina.gillan@sqa.org.uk

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National 5 Biology – New and updated Understanding Standards materials (Assignment)

We have recently published new exemplars and associated commentaries for the National 5 Biology Assignment.  In addition, we have also published updated commentaries to reflect changes implemented during DIET 2016.

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

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

National 5 Biology

Please note the following:

Candidate 1 – updated commentary
Candidate 2 – updated commentary
Candidate 3 – new exemplar and commentary

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Marker recruitment opportunities for 2017

We are now accepting marker applications from teaching professionals to contribute to the 2017 exam diet. If you are interested in joining us as a marker, please visit the appointee opportunities section of our website where you will find a marker advert for all subjects and levels, with details of the role.

Becoming a marker helps to increase your awareness of …

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Changes to National Qualifications: Grading and Recognising Positive Achievement

The Deputy First Minister has written to SQA to clarify further aspects of the future assessment arrangements for National Courses at National 5, Higher and Advanced Higher as discussed at the Assessment and National Qualifications Group. These changes will apply to National 5 from 2017-18, Higher from 2018-19 and Advanced Higher from 2019-20.

At this stage, there are two significant changes for …

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Higher Human Biology – New and updated Understanding Standards materials (Assignment)

We have recently published new exemplars and associated commentaries for the Higher Human Biology Assignment.  In addition, we have also published updated commentaries to reflect changes implemented during DIET 2016.

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

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

Higher Human Biology

Please note the following:

Candidate 1 – updated commentary
Candidate 2 – updated commentary
Candidate 3 – new exemplar and commentary
Candidate 4 – new exemplar and commentary

New exemplars and updated commentaries for the National 5 Biology Assignment and Higher Biology Assignment will be published in …

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