From next year, the Scottish Qualifications Authority plans to brand the new qualifications as National Qualifications. Thus we shall have national units, national courses, national clusters (at Access level) - but Scottish Group Awards will soldier on as they are.
The latest SQA guidance on Higher Still recognised an immediate problem. "The national course in history at Higher is a bit of a mouthful," its series of questions and answers (known in the SQA as Q and A) postulated in order to create a helpful reply.
The reply was stunning in its simplicity. "In everyday usage, all courses will be referred to by their level and title - we will talk about the national course in history at Higher as 'Higher history'."