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Grade Booster Days

  • 10:00 - 14:00

  • Range of National 5 and Higher subjects

  • Key skills and knowledge to maximise prelim and assessment grades



Prelim scores and coursework assessment grades have never been more important.  With or without final exams in N5 and Higher subjects, schools and colleges are asked to generate predicted/recommended grades from the prelims, tests, assessments and other relevant items of coursework that candidates compete throughout the school year.  It will be these scores which form the predicted/recommended grade which is submitted to SQA by the school and is often the final award candidates receive on exam results day.


Simply put, students need to be performing well right from the start of each course!


Grade Booster Days for National 5 and Higher English, Maths, Biology, Human Biology, Chemistry and Physics offer students the opportunity to build on the work and grades they have achieved pre-Christmas to ensure that any remaining prelims and course assessments are completed with the highest possible chances of success.  Joining our Grade Booster Days creates the increased likelihood of better grades being submitted to SQA for students and can “pull up” any average scores across assessments which centres are making on their students. 


In order to create recommended grades, schools are expected to gather their evidence on candidate performance across a range of assessment events and not just a single prelim.  There is also an expectation that a wide range of the course and its associated skill and knowledge is/are assessed.  As students enter into the final stages of their courses, the improved performance, knowledge and confidence gained from our Grade Booster Days aim to raise the attainment of those who take part.  

During the N5 and Higher Grade Booster Days students can expect:

  • Re-teaching and revised, in-depth coverage of the most pertinent key areas of SQA National 5 or Higher Maths, English, Biology, Human Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Spanish.

  • A forward-looking approach to the type of assessments which remain for the students and a content-focused approach to maximise the preparedness for these.

  • A fully qualified and GTCS registered teacher.

  • Tutorial style completion of exam standard questions and analysis of the worked solutions by application of the SQA marking instructions.

  • Focus on further developing exam/assessment technique, knowledge consolidation and problem-solving skills.

  • Subsequent ongoing support online seven days per week, from expert tutors via a secure, online learning platform.  This gives students the opportunity to ask questions, seek support and download from Saturday School Limited’s bank of learning materials all the way through to the final exam.

  • All stationery and learning materials.

  • A half-hour break with snacks and refreshments provided.


Grade Booster Days are aimed at anyone studying SQA National 5 or Higher BiologyChemistryEnglish, MathsPhysics or Spanish

When and where

Saturday School Limited’s N5 and Higher Grade Booster Days run across January and February.  Each subject is allocated to one day so students only need to attend the specific day(s) they require.

All All Grade Booster Days begin at 10.00 and end at 14.00.

Saturday School Limited’s N5 and Higher Grade Booster Days take place in The Saunders Centre, The Glasgow Academy.

Fees and structure

Grade Booster Days are £90 each.

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