Qualifications development Progression – provide progression from Es & Os and maximise curricular continuity between levels Hierarchical structures – use where ever possible and facilitated by skills-based outcomes Flexible evidence requirements – support for choice in assessment methods and instruments especially in Unit requirements More opportunities for combined assessment Credit for positive achievement Challenge and enjoyment – refreshed and relevant contexts Personalisation and Choice – Added Value Unit at National 4 and non-question paper component of Course Assessment at National 5 and Higher
Whats different? Qualifications are more skills based than before – includes application of knowledge and understanding Outcomes and broad-based leaving flexibility for combining or integrating assessment when appropriate Introduction of Non-question paper component to Courses
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Key Points Follows the design principles agreed by CfE Management Board and SQAs Qualification Committee Provides opportunities to build challenging, coherent and enjoyable learner journeys through all levels Incorporates the best features of Standard Grade and Intermediates Focuses on specific skills sets in Units with opportunities for skills to be developed and integrated throughout the Courses Has added value assessments that consist of question papers, assignments and practical activities - as appropriate for the Course
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