World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

Intermediate 2

Article Id: WHEBN0004581484
Reproduction Date:

Title: Intermediate 2  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework, Muhammad Iqbal, Education in Scotland
Collection:
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Publication
Date:
 

Intermediate 2

Intermediate 2 level is Level 5 on the Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework. It is the level between Higher and Standard Grade Credit

It was initially available to pupils (generally in S5) who achieved a grade 3 or 4 Standard Grade but, with some schools choosing to use Intermediates over Standard Grade, it is now more available to S3/S4 pupils (dependent upon the school or individual departments within schools choice). It is believed that in certain subjects Intermediates are more useful to the students than Standard Grades because the work required for completion is more demanding, and better prepares the pupils for Higher, with a similar format to the reformed higher exams. Furthermore the pupils are introduced to Higher work before they have sat their Intermediate 2 exam which also makes the transition easier (again this is very much dependent upon the subject).

The Intermediate 2 courses are generally made up of 3 national units, the main exceptions are English, Physics, and French, with mandatory internal assessments in each. The courses all consist of 40 hours. Mandatory passes are needed in the internal assessments or NAB's National Assessment Bank to gain the overall Course Award. However internal assessments are minimum competence, and so many schools have introduced end-of-unit assessments to help stop complacency.

As with other exams in the Higher Still curriculum, the grades pupils can receive in the final exam are A (usually about 70%+), B (usually about 60%+), a C (usually about 50%+), a D (usually 45%-49%) or a Fail (below 45%).

Pupils also sit for preparatory examinations (more commonly referred to as "Prelims" or, in some schools, "Mocks") before the final examinations usually administered in December or January. These examinations are conducted under final examination conditions, containing more challenging content than the final examination and help prepare students. Also, the results of the Prelims can be used as the basis of an appeal in any subject portion of the final examinations if they fail to achieve anticipated results. The next level of education provided in Scotland are the "Highers"

Subjects Offered at Intermediate 2

This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and USA.gov, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for USA.gov and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
 
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
 
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.
 


Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from Project Gutenberg are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.