Externally assessed coursework uplift dates for 2019: Higher sciences

Easter and spring holidays now span a number of weeks across different local authority areas. As a result, many centres will proceed straight to the exam diet at the end of the holiday period.

For the 2018-19 session, centres are reminded that the uplift of externally assessed coursework for Higher science subjects will take place at the earlier date of 28 …

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Extracts

In the sciences, candidates can gather extracts of information during the research stage of their National 5 or Higher Assignment.

An extract must be:

Chosen by the candidate – they must select what information to extract
Verbatim – it must be a direct copy, which can either be a printout, photocopy or handwritten (and word for word)
From an internet/literature source – not …

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National Qualifications Subject Update Letter

The Autumn Subject Update letter has been published on our website for Biology and Human Biology.

https://www.sqa.org.uk/sqa/files_ccc/2018SubjectUpdateBiologyHumanBiology.pdf

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

 

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National 5 Biology Coursework Assessment Task

The National 5 Biology Coursework Assessment Task (CAT) has received minor changes to reflect the updates made during main diet procedures in order to provide further clarity to teachers/lecturers and candidates.

https://www.sqa.org.uk/files_ccc/BiologyN5CAT.pdf

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

 

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Higher Biology and Higher Human Biology Specimen Question Papers

 

 

The specimen Question Papers have been published on our website for Higher Biology and Higher Human Biology.

https://www.sqa.org.uk/files_ccc/HigherSQPBiologyPaper1.pdf

https://www.sqa.org.uk/files_ccc/HigherSQPBiologyPaper2.pdf

https://www.sqa.org.uk/files_ccc/HigherSQPHumanBiologyPaper1.pdf

https://www.sqa.org.uk/files_ccc/HigherSQPHumanBiologyPaper2.pdf

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Revisions to Higher Courses 2018–19: Biology and Human Biology

We have issued the following message to centres to advise that planned additional documents for Higher Biology and Human Biology have now been published.

Message from Gill Stewart – Revisions to Higher Courses 2018–19: Computing Science, Biology and Human Biology

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

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Planned changes to Higher subject updates

We have published the following planned changes to Higher subject updates:

Biology
Human Biology

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

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Advanced Higher Biology Project: updated General Assessment Information and Project Assessment Task

We have updated the following Advanced Higher Biology Project documents to provide further clarity on the marking instructions and instructions for candidates:

General Assessment Information (available on the Advanced Higher Biology subject page of our main website, under Assessment Support)
Project Assessment Task (available on the secure site)

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

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Understanding delivery of freestanding Biology units in session 2017-18

We have recently published a guidance document on assessing candidates for freestanding Biology units at SCQF level 5, which were previously part of the National 5 Biology course.

To access the document click on the link below:

http://www.sqa.org.uk/sqa/files_ccc/BiologySCQF_level5UnderstandingDeliveryOfFreestandingUnitsInSession201718.pdf

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

 

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Revised National 5 Biology Assignment Exemplars

We have recently published Revised National 5 Biology Assignment exemplars.

To access the exemplars, please click on the link below:

http://www.understandingstandards.org.uk/Subjects/Biology/national5/Assignment

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

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