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Advanced Higher Mandarin (Traditional) (Course Code: C746 77)

SCQF Level 7 (32 SCQF credit points)

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Why study Mandarin (Traditional)?

Learning a new language allows you to connect with different people and their cultures. You think, communicate and create ideas through language.

Mandarin is the national language in China and Chinese is the most widely spoken language in the world. China is also the second largest economy in the world. So, learning Mandarin gives you a distinct advantage when travelling or doing business with China or other Mandarin-speaking areas.

The skills that you learn in Mandarin are useful for working in areas such as business and commerce, travel and tourism and teaching.

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.

Understanding Mandarin (Traditional) (8 SCQF credit points)

In this unit you will:

Using Mandarin (Traditional) (8 SCQF credit points)

In this unit you will:

Specialist Study (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 four components with a total of 200 marks:

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

The performance – You will demonstrate your skills in Mandarin by talking about themes or topics related to the specialist study unit and at least one context from Society, Learning, Employability or Culture studied in the Understanding Language or Using Language units, or in preparation of the portfolio.

The portfolio – You will produce a piece of writing in English of 1,200 – 1,500 words, based on your analysis of either a piece of literature or media or language in work within the context of Mandarin.

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: