Learning Gàidhlig will help you to improve your existing reading, writing, listening and speaking skills, essential for learning, life and work. You will be able to communicate your thoughts and feelings to other people better, as well as deal with those of other people.
Learning Gàidhlig will also enhance your appreciation and understanding of Scottish culture and heritage.
The increased interest in Gàidhlig recently now means there are more career opportunities for people who can speak it. You could work in the performing arts, teaching, media and writing, or in TV and radio.
To see what career areas this subject could lead to and the routes to get there, download and view these career pathways:
Entry is at the discretion of the school or college, but you would normally be expected to have:
The course consists of two areas of study.
Analysis and Evaluation
You will develop listening and reading skills in the contexts of literature, language, media and culture and the skills needed to understand, analyse and evaluate detailed and complex texts.
Creation and Production
You will develop talking and writing skills in a wide range of contexts, the skills needed to create and produce detailed and complex texts in both oral and written forms.
The course assessment has five components totalling 120 marks:
For the performance component, you will converse with your teacher or lecturer on a topic chosen by you beforehand.
The assignment will be set by the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) and assessed internally at your school or college and verified externally by SQA.
The question papers will be set and externally marked by SQA.
The grade awarded is based on the total marks achieved across course assessment.
The course assessment is graded A-D.
If you complete the course successfully, it may lead to:
Further study, training or employment in: