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Advanced Higher Cantonese (Course Code: C711 77)

SCQF Level 7 (32 SCQF credit points)

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Why study Cantonese?

Learning a new language enables you to make connections with different people and their cultures. It also helps you to develop important skills in communication, critical thinking, as well as increasing your cultural awareness.

Cantonese is the most common language in Hong Kong and many parts of China. It has fewer non-native speakers than Mandarin, so those learning it have a significant advantage when visiting or doing business with Hong Kong or other Cantonese-speaking areas.

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 Cantonese (8 SCQF points)

In this unit you will:

Using Cantonese (8 SCQF 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 points)

The course assessment consists of four components with a total of 200 marks:

The question papers will be set and marked by SQA.

The performance – You will demonstrate your skills in Cantonese 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 Cantonese.

Your work will be assessed by your teacher on an ongoing basis throughout the course. You must pass all 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 course assessments together.

What can I go on to next?

Further study, training or employment in: