SQA Changes to National 5 Courses

The SSTA was represented at a meeting of the Assessment and National Qualifications working group on 31 January where SQA gave a presentation on the changes to National 5 Course for the 2017-2018 session. SQA made these changes following consultation with SQA subject groups and feedback to SQA surveys of pupils, teachers and schools.

The changes for each National 5 course will result in one or more of the following:

  • extension of the existing question paper
  • extension/modification of the existing item of coursework
  • a new question paper
  • a new item of coursework

Following this meeting the SQA published these changes to school. Please follow link to the message from Dr Gill Stewart, SQA.

The SSTA said it would seek views from its members on the changes from all National 5 course. We have emailed members with links to a short questionnaire to gauge members response to these changes.  Any member who has not received an email should contact SSTA HQ to check we hold up-to-date information for them.