SQA UPDATE DECEMBER 2011

New Qualifications – Support for Parents and Carers

Have you seen the new Parent and Carer section of our website?

It has a range of resources, diagnosis including our new parent and carer leaflet, purchase to help parents and carers to understand the changes to national qualifications. Our Mythbuster videos answer some of the most common questions.

We have a jargon buster to help explain the terms we are using while developing the qualifications. We also have a chart which tells you what qualifications young people will study depending on the school year they are in now.

We are publishing draft documents on our website for feedback as we are developing the new qualifications.

We have now published draft Course Assessment Specifications for National 5. These documents give more detail about how each National 5 Course will be assessed and define the mandatory assessment requirements.

The documents are quite technical and are aimed at teachers and education specialists but we also welcome feedback from parents. You can give us your comments via Have Your Say – www.sqa.org.uk/haveyoursay.

We have also recently published draft Unit Specifications for Higher. You can find out more about these documents on our website. Feedback on the latest documents can be given until 31 January 2012.

Keep visiting www.sqa.org.uk/cfeforparents for all you need to know about the new qualifications. Sign

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Irene Russell, Development Officer, Parental Involvement

T: +44 (0) 141 282 5055,

M: +44 (0) 7985349791

Education Scotland

The Optima, 58 Robertson Street, Glasgow, G2 8DU

www.educationscotland.gov.uk


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