Biology Verification Key Messages – Round 2 (May 2017)

Round 2 Verification Key Messages for Biology have now been published on SQA’s website.

To access the Verification Key Messages, please click on the link below:

Round 2 Biology Verification Key Messages – 2017

For further information, please contact Paula – paula.greenwood@sqa.org.uk

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Become a member of our National Qualification Support Teams

National Qualification Support Teams (NQSTs) are subject-specific stakeholder consultation groups that provide us with feedback on the internal and external assessment of National Qualifications.

These groups communicate through secure online discussion forums and an annual meeting.

NQSTs were launched in 2014 and we are looking to increase membership with teachers and lecturers who wish to engage with us on the National Qualifications.

For more information and to apply to join one of these teams, please click on the following weblink – National …

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Revised unit specification: Introducing Microbiology (SCQF level 5)

The Introducing Microbiology unit specification at SCQF level 5 has recently been revised.

The revised unit specification can be accessed via the weblink below:

Introducing Microbiology (SCQF level 5)

For further information, please contact Laura – laura.gibson@sqa.org.uk

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Revised unit specification: The Human Body (SCQF level 4)

The Human Body unit specification at SCQF level 4 has recently been revised.

The revised unit specification can be accessed via the weblink below:

The Human Body (SCQF level 4)

For further information, please contact Laura – laura.gibson@sqa.org.uk

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Appointee opportunity – National 5 Biology

We are currently seeking applications for a Question Paper Validator (QPV) for National 5 Biology.

A QPV is responsible for carrying out a final check to ensure the course assessment is of the correct standard and fit for purpose.

Applicants should currently be involved in the delivery and assessment of National 5 Biology and have experience of marking in the subject.

For …

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National 5 CPD webinar programme 2017 (reminder)

We are running a programme of subject-specific Understanding Standards webinars to help prepare teachers/lecturers for the revised National 5 course assessments.

The National 5 Biology webinar will take place on Thursday 15th June 2017.

Please note that places are limited and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.

To book a place, please click on the following link – …

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Staffing update

Laura Gibson has recently joined the team as Qualifications Officer for HN/SVQ Science/Pharmacy.

Any queries related to HN/SVQ Science/Pharmacy should be directed to Laura – Laura.Gibson@sqa.org.uk

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