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Higher Gàidhlig (Course Code: C732 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 compulsory units and the course assessment unit.

Gàidhlig: Analysis and Evaluation (9 SCQF credit points)

In this unit you will:

Gàidhlig: Creation and Production (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 Gàidhlig. The question papers will be set and marked by SQA.

The performance has two sections; delivering a presentation in Gàidhlig, and taking part in a natural, spontaneous conversation with the teacher or lecturer in Gàidhlig. 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: