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Higher Gàidhlig (Course Code: C832 76 )

SCQF Level 6 (24 SCQF credit points)

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Why study Gàidhlig?

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.

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:

What will I study?

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.

How will I be assessed?

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.

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What can I go on to next?

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

Further study, training or employment in: