SQA FAQs - Assessment Changes

Created on: 24 Jan 2018 | Last modified: 24 Aug 2018


Following successful industrial action by EIS members in response to assessmentrelated workload in the senior phase, mandatory unit assessments are being removed from N5, Higher and Advanced Higher Qualifications on a phased basis from August 2017.

The removal of unit assessment has significant implications for senior phase curriculum architecture and timetabling. This was flagged up to Education Scotland and Scottish Government by the EIS at the point at which the agreement around the removal of unit assessments was reached and repeatedly thereafter.

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