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  • New National Qualifications in Scotland NPFS Conference October 2013 Dr John Allan/Jacqui Hill
  • What to look out for - October 2013 to August 2014 Publication of Specimen Question Papers for Higher Publication of coursework general information for Higher Publication of Higher Unit assessments Publication of Higher coursework tasks First certification of new National 1 to National 5 Units and Courses  Certification of current Access, Intermediate, Higher and Advanced Higher Courses     
  • Qualifications: continuity and change ♦ In Scotland the development of qualifications over the past 40 years has supported social economic progress,equality and democratisation ♦ The new Qualifications build on the strengths of previous Qualifications ♦ The new Qualifications support Curriculum for Excellence aims, values and purposes
  • Why qualifications? The new Qualifications have been design to: ♦Support learning ♦Support personal choice ♦Support social justice and equality ♦Develop subject based skills, knowledge, understanding ♦Develop skills for learning, life and work ♦Provide the key to further study and employment ♦Maintain high standards, integrity and relevance
  • Current Qualifications Replaced by New Qualifications Advanced Higher (Revised) Higher (Revised) National 5 National 4 National 3 National 2 National 1
  • Relationship between Curriculum experiences and outcomes and Qualifications Continues to 12 4 3 2 1 ≈ 4 3 2 1
  • Open and transparent processes Mandatory publications  Unit Specifications  Course Specifications  Course Assessment Specifications Guidance and support publications  Course Support Notes  Unit Support Notes  Specimen Question Papers
  • What to look out for - September 2014 to August 2016 2014/15 ♦ Publication of Assessment Support for Advanced Higher ♦ First certification of new Higher ♦ Last certification of Access, Intermediates, ‘old’ Higher and Advanced Higher 2015/16 ♦ First certification of new Advanced Higher
  • Keeping informed and getting involved  More information http://www.sqa.org.uk/sqa/58062.html http://www.youtube.com/user/SQAonline  MyAlerts http://www.sqa.org.uk/sqa/34808.html  Have your say http://www.sqa.org.uk/sqa/42227.html
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