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National Qualifications

  • Oct 19 / 2014
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National Qualifications

The new national qualifications will be in place for pupils who are currently in S4 (session 2013-14). The changes are such that the previous qualifications at   Standard Grade and Intermediate 1 and 2 previously sat in S4 will be replaced as detailed in the table below.

S4 New Qualification Replaces Current Qualification
National 3 ———– Access 3 and

Standard Grade Foundation Level

National 4 ———– Standard Grade General Level and

Intermediate 1

National 5 ———– Standard Grade

Credit Level and

Intermediate 2

S5/S6

 

Higher (revised) ———— Higher
Advanced

Higher (revised)

———— Advanced

Higher

There will also be formal recognition of Numeracy  and Literacy as Units within Mathematics and English courses.

The SQA website www.sqa.org.uk/cfeforparents is also full of useful information   to help you understand the new National Qualifications.

Some other websites you may find useful are:

www.educationscotland.gov.uk/parentzone

www.scqf.org.uk