Why are qualifications changing?
The fresh approach to learning under Curriculum for Excellence requires new assessment methods and qualifications. The case for change is set out by Education Scotland – click here.
The Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) are developing the new qualifications which will have equal status and credibility to those currently available and will support the new curriculum.
The SQA are working with parents, teachers, colleges, universities, employers and the Scottish Government to make sure national standards are maintained.
The new qualifications will help young people as they progress from their broad, general education (which ends in S3) through to college, university, other learning and employment.