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A guide to gathering views and ensuring parent's voices are heard in your school, has been puplished. You will find it at It has also been added to the Parent Council page on Parentzone.
Information about the new qualifications for Higher Education institutions is now available on our website.
Advanced Higher

The draft Course Specifications for the new Advanced Higher qualifications were published at the end of May.

Find out more about Advanced Higher -
We continue to seek your feedback on these documents as the qualifications are developed.
The new Advanced Highers will be introduced in 2015/16.
Assessment Overviews

Assessment overviews have now been published on our website for every Course from National 2 to National 5.

The assessment overviews describe the Course and Unit assessment support materials that we will produce for teachers and lecturers in session 2012/13 by subject and level.

Use the subject drop-down menu to find the assessment overviews for each subject.
In response to practitioner requests for these materials as early as possible, the Scottish Government has provided additional funding to SQA. This has allowed us to bring forward the publication of these materials. The first package of Unit assessment support will be available in October (as opposed to the original February milestone) and further packages will follow in February and April 2013.

Each package of Unit assessment will provide practitioners with materials that cover the requirements of the Course. It will also provide information on how to gather evidence and make assessment judgments. The materials will be ready to use, but centres will be free to develop their own assessment packages. The Unit assessment support will be published in a secure, electronic format.

Use the subject drop-down menu to find the assessment overviews for each subject.

Education Scotland this week have launched a national campaign which aims to help parents and carers to develop a better understanding of Curriculum for Excellence and to become more involved in their child’s learning.
Parentzone is a website dedicated to providing parents and carers with the most up-to-date information about their child’s education. It provides practical advice and suggests ways in which parents and carers can be involved in their child’s learning, as well as supplying essential information on features of Curriculum for Excellence. Get involved today by visitingParentzone.



Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (CEOPS)


The Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) Centre delivers a multi-agency service dedicated to tackling the exploitation of children. That means building intelligence around the risks, tracking and bringing offenders to account either directly or with local and international police forces and working with children and parents to deliver our unique ThinkuKnow internet safety programme. Our approach is truly holistic, our style is totally inclusive and our appeal is to everyone out there to work with us in making every child matter, everywhere



GetNetWise is a public service brought to you by Internet industry corporations and public interest organizations to help ensure that Internet users have safe, constructive, and educational or entertaining online experiences. The GetNetWise coalition wants Internet users to be just "one click away" from the resources they need to make informed decisions about their and their family's use of the Internet. More information is available. GetNetWise is a project of the Internet Education Foundation.



Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework Levels


This Framework diagram has been produced to show the mainstream Scottish qualifications already credit rated by SQA and Higher Education Institutions, however, there are a diverse number of learning programmes on the Framework, which, due to the limitations of this format, cannot be represented here. For more information on other credit rated provision, please visit the SCQF website at to view the interactive version of the Framework or search the database.




Parenting Across Scotland

Parenting across Scotland supports parents and families through our information service and partners' helplines. We find out what matters to parents and families and what they need, and get this across to politicians. We also share research, policy and good practice with people who work with families.




Learning and Teaching Scotland (LTS)


Learning and Teaching Scotland (LTS) provides advice, support, resources and staff development to the education community, creating a culture of innovation, ambition and excellence throughout Scottish education



LTS Parentzone


Information about education in Scotland and ideas to help parents support their children’s learning



Curriculum for Excellence


2010 sees the implementation of the new Curriculum for Excellence with the ultimate aim of providing a more flexible and coherent curriculum which will encourage young people to be successful learners, confident individuals, responsible citizens and effective contributors.


“The purpose of Curriculum for Excellence is to ensure that all the   children and young people of Scotland develop the attributes, knowledge and skills they will need if they are to flourish in life, learning and work, now and in the future”


For further information on the Curriculum for Excellence can be found at:




Scottish Parent Teacher Council


We offer help and advice to all parents. On our website you will find advice leaflets and reports, whilst FAQ provides answers to the most commonly-asked questions


SPTC Newsletter:




Glasgow City Council – Education Dept.




Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA)


SQA is an executive non-departmental public body (NDPB) sponsored by the Scottish Government Schools Directorate.  It is the national body in Scotland responsible for the development, accreditation, assessment and certification of qualifications other than degrees.




Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA)free past exam papers


Don’t buy past standard and higher grade exam papers and answers. Get them free at: