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Advanced Higher Gàidhlig (Course Code: C732 77)

SCQF Level 7 (32 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?

This is at the discretion of the school/college but you would normally be expected to have attained one of the following:

What will I study?

The course comprises three compulsory units and an assessment.

Gàidhlig: Translating and Interpreting Skills (8 SCQF credit points)

In this unit you will:

Gàidhlig: Writing and Literary Criticism Skills (8 SCQF credit points)

In this unit you will:

Gàidhlig: Specialist Study of Language and/or Culture (8 SCQF credit points)

In this unit you will:

How will I be assessed?

Course Assessment (8 SCQF credit points)

The course assessment consists of three components with a total of 100 marks:

Component 1 - you will answer questions based on 2 written Gaelic texts, one fiction and one non-fiction.
Component 2 - you will write an essay in Gaelic form from a list of 8 essay titles.
Component 3 - you will talk for 20 minutes about a chosen topic for the Specialist Study of Language and/or Culture unit.

The question papers will be set and marked externally by SQA.

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?

Further study, training or employment in: