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Physics: Guidance on gathering evidence and providing estimates

Session 2020-21 November 2020

Contents

Aims
What is an estimate?
Fairness to all candidates
Predictive value of evidence
Question paper scaling
Course content
Skills assessed
Question paper structure
A-type marks and C-type marks
Constructing a physics prelim
Writing questions
Marking reliably
Using cut-off scores
Producing estimates
Frequently asked questions
Case studies
PDF of the full document, including appendices 
  • Appendix 1 - A-type marks
  • Appendix 2 - Guidance to SQA question writers
  • Appendix 3 - Some common marking issues