SQA Qualifications

Schools will no doubt have been keeping you informed of the changes to the Scottish curriculum in recent years. The introduction of National qualifications has been followed this year by the rolling out of new Highers. It is hoped that the new subject content will better prepare young people for life, work and further study after school.

The Scottish Government provides a lot of information on the ‘Curriculum for Excellence’ and the new qualifications on their website.

One result of the recent changes is that many schools are now able to offer new subjects, such as Engineering Science and Music Technology.

  • To read about the many subjects currently offered in schools and the content they involve at each level, from National 2 to Advanced Higher, visit Learning at School.
  • For an updated list of Curriculum for Excellence subjects, visit the SQA website.