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Advanced Higher Spanish (Course Code: C769 77)

SCQF Level 7 (32 SCQF credit points)

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Why study Spanish?

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

Spanish is useful for both business and travel. Around 400 million people worldwide speak Spanish, especially in South American countries such as Mexico and Venezuela. Spain is a beautiful country rich in history and culture, making it a popular holiday destination for British people. And, Spain is also an important trading partner of the UK. Many companies need employees who are fluent in one or more European languages. So, learning Spanish gives you many options for your future career.

The skills you develop in Spanish are useful in many different career areas such as travel and tourism, languages, teaching and in trade and industry.

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 Spanish (8 SCQF credit points)

In this unit you will:

Using Spanish (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 Spanish 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 Spanish.

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: