News from Education Scotland about new qualifications

New Qualifications –
Support for Parents and Carers


Have you seen
the new parent and carer
section of our website

It has a range
of resources, including our new parent and carer leaflet, to help parents and
carers to understand the changes to national qualifications.  Our Mythbustervideos answer some of the most common

We have a jargon buster to help explain the
terms we are using while developing the qualifications.  We also have a chartwhich tells you what qualifications young
people will study depending on the school year they are in now.

We are
publishing draft documents on our website for
feedback as we are developing the new qualifications.

We have now
published draft Course Assessment

for National 5.  These documents give more detail about how each National
5 Course will be assessed and define the mandatory assessment requirements.

The documents
are quite technical and are aimed at teachers and education specialists but we
also welcome feedback from parents.  You can give us your comments via
Have Your Say –

We have also
recently published draft Unit Specifications for Higher.
You can find out more about these documents on our website.
Feedback on the latest documents can be given until 31 January 2012.

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