We have extracted the key points from SQA documentation on National 4 to provide an overview of the content and assessment requirements of this new qualification:
National 4 Added Value Unit
Advice from the SQA indicates:
'It is an SQA requirement that centres use the SQA Added Value Unit for the first two years. In terms of Modern Languages, this does not mean that centres have to use the context or texts provided in the SQA AV unit. These are intended to illustrate a possible approach. What centres have to do is to apply the SQA structure , Judging Evidence and conditions. Centres should select their own context and appropriate texts of N4 standard. These texts will not require to be submitted for prior verification.'
Further information and course support notes are available on the SQA website.
The course specification for National 5 has been updated following the Scottish Government announcement that unit assessments will no longer be mandatory from session 2016-17 at this level.
We have extracted the key points to provide an overview of the content and assessment requirements of this new qualification:
Further information can be found in the SQA course specification.
SQA held a National 5 webinar in April and May of 2017 which was repeated in September and October. This outlines the changes to Performance of Talking and provided details of the new Assignment-Writing and its requirements.
You can view the National 5 webinar on the SQA website. It can be found under the CPD webinar/audio and support tab.
A question and answer booklet has also been developed by the SQA to help address concerns arising from the changes to National 5.
Further information and course support notes are available on the SQA website. Here you can also find tables which outline some of the changes for each of the new Higher Courses in comparison with the existing Higher Courses. This is intended to help teachers/lecturers identify what is changing, and what will remain the same, within their subject. The information in these tables is not exhaustive, but provides links to more detailed subject documentation that can be accessed from the SQA's subject pages. Course comparison documents can be found on the 'Related Information' panel on the relevant subject pages on the SQA website.