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Higher Gaelic Learners (Course Code: C731 76)

SCQF Level 6 (24 SCQF credit points)

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Why study Gaelic Learners?

Learning a new language allows you to make connections with different people and their cultures. Language is at the core of thinking. You reflect, communicate and develop ideas through language.

Studying Gaelic will deepen your knowledge and understanding of Scottish culture and heritage. The recent revival in the Gaelic language means there are now more career opportunities for people who can speak it. Career options include teaching, the performing arts, media and literature and in TV and radio.

What do I need to get in?

Entry is at the discretion of the school or college but you would normally be expected to have achieved:

What will I study?

The course consists of two compulsory units and the course assessment unit.

Gaelic (Learners): Understanding Language (9 SCQF credit points)

In this unit you will:

Gaelic (Learners): Using Language (9 SCQF credit points)

In this unit you will:

How will I be assessed?

Course Assessment (6 SCQF credit points)

The course assessment consists of two components:

The question papers will assess your listening, reading, and writing skills in Gaelic. The question papers will be set and marked by SQA.

The performance has two sections; delivering a presentation in Gaelic, and taking part in a natural, spontaneous conversation with the teacher or lecturer in Gaelic. The conversation will be from one of the following contexts: society, learning, employability, or culture.

Your work will be assessed by your teacher on an ongoing basis throughout the course. You must pass both units and the course assessment to gain the course qualification.

The course assessment is graded A-D. Your grade will depend on the total mark for all the units in your course.

What can I go on to next?

If you complete the course successfully, it may lead to:

Further study, training or employment in:

Where can my parents find out more?

Your school will give your parents an Options or Choices information booklet, which has detailed information on the curriculum and the individual subjects or courses you can study. It will also invite them along to a Parents’ Information Evening.

They can also read the information leaflet(s):

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