Field           Social Sciences


Revision and rollover of Sociology unit standards





Social Science Studies


8989-8991, 8993-8995, 8997-8999, 9001-9003, 9005-9007, 28119-28121


NZQA National Qualifications Services has completed the revision and rollover of the unit standards listed above.


Date new versions published                                                               September 2018


Planned review date                                                                              December 2021




Following confirmation from stakeholders that a full review of the Sociology unit standards was unnecessary, the standards were revised, and rolled over to extend their currency on the Directory of Assessment Standards.


Main changes


·      The merit and/or excellence grading criteria were revised (but not changed) in standards 8994-8995, 8998-8999, and 28120-28121, to allow for more holistic assessment.  These revisions have the strong support of stakeholders.

·      All standards were revised to conform to the new required format and nomenclature.

·      The planned review date was rolled over to December 2021.

·      The standards were transferred from CMR 119 to CMR 226.