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
|National 5||———–||Standard Grade
Credit Level and
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: