New course structure for 2018-2019
This year will see the end of unit assessments as part of the course, although it is anticipated that individual centres will continue to have their own rigorous assessment procedures.
The exam will be lengthened both in marks and in time. The changes made are shown here, with last year also shown for comparison.
2017 – 18.
Paper 1      Time:   1 hour 10 minutes    60 marks
Paper 2      Time:   1 hour 30 minutes    70 marks

2018 – 19.
Paper 1.    Time:  1 hour 30 minutes      70 marks
Paper 2.    Time:   1hour 45minutes       80 marks
Full details of the course can be found here on the SQA website.