Course name : French
These courses have been designed to ensure that our young people, through the medium of the foreign language, have an awareness of the world around them and a sympathetic and respectful interest in other cultures. They will continue to develop the competence and confidence to communicate with French, Spanish or German speaking people. Their practical skills will also be developed through tutorial sessions with the foreign language assistants.
A wide range of skills will also be developed and expanded.
The Modern Language Higher course consists of 2 mandatory units:
Using Language Unit and Understanding Language Unit
Each unit has two outcomes:
Understanding Language Unit
The topics covered through the units will be on the themes of Society, Learning,
It is recommended that for Higher, pupils will have achieved a competent pass at National 5.
From Higher in S5, the learner may progress to Advanced Higher Level in S6.
We recommend the following websites in particular:
www.linguascope.com (username and password provided by the department)
www.atantot.co.uk (username and password provided by the department)
www.thisislanguage.com www.conjuguemos.com www.lingualive.co.uk
To gain the award for the course, the learner must pass both component units of the course as well as the external assessment. External assessment will provide the basis for grading attainment in the course award.
Internal Assessment: The learner must pass one assessment in Reading and listening (Understanding Language) and Writing and Talking (using Language). The Assessment will cover one of the four contexts: society, learning, employability or culture.
External Assessment: To gain an overall award at Higher, the student must pass the external exam: