SQA Support Information 2024


Please find below 2 videos and 2 presentations aimed at current S4-6 Parents/Carers/Pupils posted on 14th December 2023.

This information is to support the SQA prelim and exam process for 2024 and provide some key information about effective revision. The revision skills presentation is taken from last year’s online meeting but is still 100% relevant and contains a wealth of handy hints and tips for parents and pupils!

Video links

General SQA prelim and exam support information (Mr Foy) – click here

Revision skills (Mrs Taylor and Mrs Drewitt) – click here

Presentations used in the videos

General presentation – click here

Revision skills presentation – click here


Revision support resources from Hayley (Library) – https://padlet.com/hayleylockerbie/revision_support

This is a padlet which has links to four resources to support revision at Nat 5 and Higher level. Number 2, the Bright Red Publishing Digital Zone, is particularly good if you don’t know about it yet!

  1. Free access to “How to Pass” guides when on campus via VLE books.
  2. Bright Red Publishing Digital Zone – free access to their study guides, tests and activities to support revision across all subjects at Nat 5 and Higher.
  3. SQA past papers.
  4. Library catalogue for searching physical books available.


Frequently Asked Questions:

Q: Will anyone have 2 exams on the same day?

A: The final SQA timetable for 2024 can be viewed here – 2024 Exam timetable revision 4 031023.indd (sqa.org.uk). We will try to avoid any pupil having more than one prelim on the same day. Any pupil with a clash on their prelim timetable should go and see Mrs Mercer.

Q: Do National 4 courses have an exam?

A: No – National 4 courses are assessed differently. There are no national 4 exams in the prelim or final SQA exam diet.

Q: When will pupils get their individual prelim exam timetable?

A: We plan to distribute them at the beginning of the last week of term.

Q; Do we need to buy past papers?

A; All SQA past papers available online for free from SQA website.