Here is some information on the new qualifications from the Scottish Qualifications Authority’s (SQA) website:
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 questions.
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 Specifications 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 – www.sqa.org.uk/haveyoursay.
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.