The Higher course is divided into two components:
- Practical performance (50%)
- Exam (50%)
The practical element of the course revolves around assessment in two different activities. Each of these activities will be assessed out of 30 marks. Your combined score in these activities contributes 50% to your overall award. Both activities will be assessed as a one-off performance; how you do on the day determines your score.
The written element of the course is assessed in an end of year exam. The exam is out of 50 marks and you will have 2 hours and 30 minutes to complete this. Your exam score will also contribute 50% to your overall award. The exam is divided into the following three sections:
Section 1 (32): the content knowledge assessed in this section of the exam can come from any part of the course elements (see below).
Section 2 (6-10): the content knowledge assessed in this section of the exam will focus on the creation and implementation of personal development plans in two factors.
Section 3 (8-12): the content knowledge assessed in this section of the exam can come from any part of the course elements (below) through a scenario which refers to two factors.
The following websites offers a range of home learning tasks which learners can access to consolidate the learning delivered in class: