Curriculum for Excellence: the structure and design of new National Qualifications in Scotland Donna Vivers CfE Liaison Manager Donna.Vivers@sqa.org.uk
National Qualifications Advanced Higher Higher National 5 National 4 National 3 National 2 National 1
Skills Greater focus on skills development Skills for learning, life and work: –Literacy –Numeracy –Skills for health and well-being –Employability, enterprise and citizenship –Thinking skills
Assessment methods Units assessed pass/fail within centres 7 methods of assessment specified appropriate to subject and level: –Assignment –Case-Study –Project –Portfolio –Practical Activity –Performance –Test/Question paper
Suites of Courses – what’s new? New Courses – computing science; design & manufacture; engineering; music technology; environmental science; and lifeskills maths. New practical Courses – cookery; cake craft; electronics; fabric & textile technology; metalworking; and woodworking. New Awards – religion, beliefs & values; wellbeing; modern languages for life and work.
What’s next? Subject Specific Events (Oct to Mar) Unit Assessment, package 1 (Oct) Unit Assessment, package 2 (Feb) Unit Assessment, package 3 (Apr) Finalised Specimen Question Papers(Feb) Finalised Specimen Coursework (Apr)
College & University Perspective NC Hairdressing (Level 5)-Kilmarnock College Three relevant Standard Grade General passes(National 4) or a pass in a relevant NC course at SCQF Level 4 or equivalent. A place on the course is subject to an interview process. Aberdeen University ‘Entry Requirements are expressed predominantly with reference to Higher. We do not use the overall number of Standard Grade/Intermediate 2/National 5 qualifications achieved to determine suitability.’
More Information SQA More information can be found on our website: www.sqa.org.uk/sqa/59033.html Twitter: @sqanews BBC Bitesize will also be working with us to produce materials to support pupil revision of new qualifications Engage For Education :www.engageforeducation.orgwww.engageforeducation.org Parentzone is organised into distinct and user-friendly areas covering issues that affect parents during the different stages of their children's education. www.parentzonescotland.gov.uk