BNF Scottish Conferences 2010. Appointees.
We would like to express our gratitude to colleagues from the teaching profession, employed by SQA as Appointees, who perform essential duties in a variety of roles. The feedback from both new and experienced team members is that they find being involved very rewarding in terms of their personal development.
We are currently looking for applications from suitably qualified teachers to become Visiting Assessors for Creative Cake Production and Markers in all areas, please apply via the Appointee section on SQA’s website.
British Nutrition Foundation
Home Economics Standard Grade
Advanced Higher Health and Food Technology
Quality Meat Scotland
Hospitality Practical Cookery Intermediate 2
Purpose of Appeals
To review alternative evidence and examination scripts for candidates who, for some reason, did not perform as well as their centre expected on the day of the examination and make a judgement as to whether the evidence submitted by the centre is persuasive enough to overturn the original award.
To consider late Absentee cases.
20 Aug Stage 1 Appeals evidence submission deadline
01 to 15 Sept Stage 1a Appeals events
20 Sept Urgent Appeals results issued
24 Sept Stage 1 Appeals results issued
25 to 26 Sept Stage 1b (Late) Appeals events
10 Sept Stage 2 Appeals evidence submission deadline
02 to 20 Oct Stage 2a Appeals events
05 to 07 Nov Stage 2b (Late) Appeals events
05 Nov Stage 2 Appeals results issued
These reports are produced annually by Senior Appointees and contain information that can be used to develop your teaching and enhance your candidates experience/opportunities.
To access them, visit the subject webpage.
The briefs will be published on SQA’s website in the Home Economics section on 30 September.
Standard Grade 19 Centres
Int 1 HE 12
Practical Cookery 80
Skills for Work11
Standard Grade January to March
Int 1 HE February to March
Practical Cookery March to May
Skills for Work December 2010 onwards
We are working with subject specialists to revise a number of Hospitality NABs.
Hospitality Practical Cookery Int 2 planning booklet exemplar will be posted on SQA’s website and on the Understanding Standards Website.
Creative Cake gallery of candidates’ work: http://www.sqa.org.uk/sqa/38226.html#
Homecoming Scotland Cake
The NPA is aimed at candidates without prior bakery experience, but who have an interest in a career in the industry.
The NPA Units are also available as optional Units within the National Certificate in Hospitality at SCQF level 4.
Home Economics Higher Understanding Standards
Home Economics Understanding Standards - Textiles
Hospitality Skills Training days
Hospitality Skills for Work Support Network
Please use the information that will be sent out to request a place that is relevant to your needs.
Date — November 2010
Venue — Stirling Management Centre
Focus — Question Paper
Date — tbc
Venue — tbc
Focus — Textiles
…your thoughts on content?
Date — Early 2011
Venues — Glasgow Metropolitan
Focus — Practical work
These events are aimed at new/inexperienced teachers/practitioners.
Date — Early 2011
Venue — Adam Smith College
Focus — Approval
Successful candidates case studies
Demonstration of best practice
of National Qualifications
Review of Courses Co-Ordination Group
SQA need to develop qualifications which...
reflect the values and principles of CfE
provide opportunities for progression with an emphasis on skills
support, motivate and challenge learners
are inclusive, coherent and easy to understand
continue to maintain high standards
are valued and credible
fewer and broader outcomes
more room for professional judgment – what is assessed and how
fitness for purpose assessment- exams, projects, performances, practical tasks, case studies, portfolios
National Assessment Resource
Home Economics and Hospitality qualifications - Bold text denotes new Courses — all titles are working titles only and may change
Suites of Courses
National 4 or
National 5 or
last Standard Grades and current Access 2/3
Curriculum for Excellence
Overview of Qualifications
Subject Working Groups
Tel: 0845 213 5244
Funding is available from the Food Standards Agency to undertake the Elementary Food Hygiene certificate - registered Centres should receive an email instructing them on how to apply.
If you are not registered/would like to apply, please contact either:
Director, Scottish Food and Drink Federation
Graeme Findlay — Qualifications Manager
0845 213 5492
Romana Howells —Qualifications Officer, Home Economics
0845 213 5480
Clare West — Qualifications Officer, Hospitality
0845 213 5489