Understanding Standards Higher Biology Assignment Ideas

These illustrate the standard, structure and requirements of the question papers learners will sit. These also include marking instructions.

General assessment information provides instructions for the conduct of coursework, an overview of the assessment task, evidence to be gathered and general marking instructions.

Coursework assessment tasks provide the live assessment task, including marking instructions and instructions for candidates. Teachers/lecturers can access these confidential documents through their SQA Co-ordinator.

The guidance on conditions for assessment provides clarity on acceptable conduct during coursework, including reasonable assistance.

These documents contain details of Unit assessment task(s), show approaches to gathering evidence and how the evidence can be judged against the Outcomes and Assessment Standards. Teachers/lecturers can arrange access to these confidential documents through their SQA Co-ordinator.

We are publishing examples of candidate evidence with commentaries as part of our Understanding Standards programme. These materials are for teachers and lecturers to help them develop their understanding of the standards required for assessment. As these materials become available, they are being published in the following locations:

  • Available from our secure website Materials relating to Unit assessment, internally assessed components of Course assessment, and externally assessed components of Course assessment which are subject to visiting assessment. Teachers and lecturers can arrange access to these materials through their SQA Co-ordinator.
  • Available from our Understanding Standards website Materials relating to externally assessed components of Course assessment, with the exception of those subject to visiting assessment.

More information on our Understanding Standards programme, can be found on our Understanding Standards page.

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Resources

National 5 Chemistry - assignment

National 5 - Chemistry - NEW - Session 2017-18

There are four examples in this section.

Candidate 1Investigating the voltage produced in cells containing different metals
Candidate 2Reaction report
Candidate 3Effect on temperature on the rate of reaction
Candidate 4How salty is the sea?

 Additional examples are viewable from the links below.

Assignment (PDF files)
Workshop 1
Task One - Aim, Underlying chemistry and Description of experimental approach
Task Two - Data Collection and handling, Graphical Presentation
EvidenceCommentary
Workshop 2
Task One - Internet/literature source, Analysis and Conclusion
Task Two - Evaluation
EvidenceCommentary

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