I've tried to find a little time this week to look over the draft course arrangements that have recently been published by SQA. Of course, I was particularly interested in the details about the proposed Computing courses. I also read through the Framework for Assessment.
These changes are very important for Scottish education. Many students who progress to HNCs and HNDs in the future will possess these new qualifications so it's important that we build on them. The current HN review has kept an eye on this development to ensure that the new HN awards "work" with these new awards. Similarly, the new National 4s and 5s will form the basis of progression to a number of the vocational NPA and NC awards.
The current proposals are only drafts so you have an opportunity to contribute to the development.
Contact Derek Middleton if you want to know more about Computing within the Curriculum for Excellence.