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Finding your subject / course

There are two ways to see the list of available courses. There is a drop-down ↓Subjects menu listing in the left-hand sidebar and a Subjects tab along the top of the page. Detail of new content is noted on the News tab.


Logins

The website is largely open-access and you are not required to use a login to view most pages, including almost all material at National 5, Higher and Advanced Higher. Where logins are required, details of how to obtain these are available from the open pages of the website. The link to the Login page is available in the top-right hand corner of all pages in the website. Password-protected content will display as *[Folder] once the appropriate login has been entered.


Revised National Qualifications

Where appropriate, we are including colour-coded notices to make clear the status of material appearing in these sections.
 Green   - Content prepared specifically for courses running in the current session
 Amber  - Older content which may still be useful if viewed in conjunction with the revised arrangements
 Red   - Material withdrawn; usually with an indication if / when replacement content will be published


Understanding Standards materials on the SQA Secure Site

When there are revisions to courses any associated Understanding Standards materials will be revised or removed if no longer relevant. When revisions are made, centres will be notified through Centre News. Please use the link below to view details of any packs for your subject we may have revised or removed.
Changes to published US materials


Using the examples

Some courses are comprised of PDF files of the candidate scripts and marker commentaries. Others use tabbed web pages to show the scripts and commentaries as images. Some have both.

Others contain examples in an interactive format, giving you the opportunity to mark. Here, each example is split into 4 sections. Once you have reviewed the first 3 sections you are then given the opportunity to mark the example and submit this for comparison with the marks and feedback provided by the examiner.

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Question
You will see the question that the candidate was required to answer
Marking Instructions
You will be provided with the marking instructions associated with this question
Candidate Response
A response from a candidate for this question (anonymised)
Marker Response
The opportunity to compare your marks with those of an experienced marker - and see their comments.

Prints

Should you wish to print the examples there is an option to 'print this page'. In most instances this should provide you with the full example - containing the Question, Marking Instruction, Candidate Response and Markers Response. Where PDF files are used, headers and footers should enable print copies to be easily identified and collated.