Scottish school pupils are set to broaden their knowledge of Scottish life and culture across all areas of learning.
Learning Minister Alasdair Allan confirmed the award in Scottish Studies is among a number of recommendations made by the Scottish Studies Working Group.
Dr Allan said: “Learning about Scotland should be a natural and normal part of learning for all our young people.
“The Scottish Government has been clear f that strengthening learning about Scotland should be integral to Curriculum for Excellence and a survey last year showed that 90 per cent of the public are on board.
“I am pleased that the Scottish Studies Working Group has suggested a sensible and workable set of recommendations including a call for an award in ‘Scottish Studies’. SQA are investigating how this could work in practice and we will continue to work with them in making this happen.”