I have just added a page (see link above) to help you with your National 4 and 5 added value assignments. This includes a booklet detailing exactly what you need to do to get an A in the National 5 Assignment as well as an exemplar report to help you to see what one should look like. I have also included a copy of your National 4 assignment along with the success criteria to help you to self assess your work.
Also, I have included on this page a selection of links to different sources on potential assignment topics. These should help you in the research stages of your assignment to gather a variety of sources.
In order to gain a National 4 award, you must meet every outcome from the National 4 assignment in addition to your unit assessments for each topic. You will submit a draft to be marked before the final National 4 assignment is to be completed within 4 hours in class time under assessment conditions.
For National 5, your report will make up 25% of your final grade (between A-D) and is worth 20 marks overall. You will complete drafts of this at home and in class and will be expected to produce this assignment under timed exam conditions (1 hour) in S4. This is then sent away to SQA for marking.
For both of these assignments you will be allowed one single side of A4 as a resource sheet. These will be sent away to the SQA along with your work.