Advanced Higher Gaelic (Learners)
The Advanced Higher Gaelic (Learners) Course further develops the skills of listening, talking, reading and writing in order to understand and use Gaelic.
Learners further develop the ability to listen and talk, read and write in Gaelic, and to understand and use Gaelic in a range of contexts, as well as the language skills of translation and grammatical knowledge. Learners also develop the ability to plan and research, integrating and applying language skills as appropriate to purpose, audience and context, as well as independent learning and higher-order language skills.
Updates and announcements
- May 2016 subject update (National 3 - Advanced Higher) (131 KB)
- March 2016 National 1 and National 2 update (141 KB)
- October 2015 subject update (139 KB)
- August 2015 National 2 to Higher update (30 KB)
- May 2015 National 3 to Advanced Higher update (129 KB)
- January 2015 Advanced Higher update (159 KB)
- September 2014 National 1 and National 2 update (375 KB)
- September 2014 National 3 to Higher update (167 KB)
- Special Edition Update June 2014 (152 KB)
- September 2013 National 1 and National 2 update
Recordings for Listening Exemplar Question Papers
We have now published Exemplar Question Papers for Advanced Higher Modern Languages, however we would like to bring to your attention a minor difference to the wording used in the recordings for the listening Exemplar Question Papers.
The recordings for the listening Specimen Question Papers give the following instruction to candidates: “You now have two minutes to study the questions for Item 1 and Item 2.” In the recordings for the listening Exemplar Question Papers, candidates are instructed that they have one minute to study the questions for Item 1 and one minute to study the questions for Item 2. This follows the same wording that is used in the transcripts for both the Specimen Question Papers and the Exemplar Question Papers, and this wording will also be used in the live question paper recordings from 2016 onwards.
In the interim, please note the above when using the Specimen Question Papers with your candidates. Exemplar Question Papers can be found in the 'Specimen Question Papers and Marking Instructions' tab.
Materials from Advanced Higher Modern Languages CPD Webinar now available
As part of our ongoing continuing professional development (CPD) support for teachers and lecturers, we recently held a webinar for Advanced Higher Modern Languages. A recording of this webinar is now available from the Understanding Standards section of our website at www.sqa.org.uk/understandingstandards.
We will continue to offer free subject-specific CPD support for areas of concern which are not addressed by the Understanding Standards programme, and will consider all requests subject to the nature of the request and the availability of resources.
This explains the overall structure of the Course, including its purpose and aims and information on the skills, knowledge and understanding that will be developed.
Course Assessment Specification
This explains the structure of the Course assessment; including the type and method of assessment. It also includes information on Course coverage.
These provide an outline of what each Unit will cover within the Course and detail the Outcomes and Assessment Standards.
Advice and guidance
Course and Unit Support Notes
These provide advice and guidance for teachers/lecturers on learning, teaching and assessment within the Course and its Units.
Past Papers and Marking Instructions
Specimen Question Papers and Marking Instructions
These illustrate the standard, structure and requirements of the question papers learners will sit. These also include marking instructions.
- Advanced Higher Gaelic (Learners) Listening and Discursive Writing Specimen Question Paper
- Advanced Higher Gaelic (Learners) Reading and Translation Specimen Question Paper
- Guidance on the use of past paper questions for Advanced Higher Gaelic (Learners)
- Advanced Higher Gaelic (Learners): Listening (Recording) Specimen Question Paper
- Advanced Higher Gaelic (Learners) Listening and Discursive Exemplar Question Paper
- Advanced Higher Gaelic (Learners) Reading and Translation Exemplar Question Paper
- Advanced Higher Gaelic (Learners) Exemplar Question Paper (recording)
- Advanced Higher Gaelic (Learners) Exemplar Question Paper Guidance
General assessment information provides instructions for the conduct of coursework, an overview of the assessment task, evidence to be gathered and general marking instructions.
Coursework assessment tasks provide the live assessment task, including marking instructions and instructions for candidates. Teachers/lecturers can access these confidential documents through their SQA Co-ordinator.
Information on the production and submission of SQA-assessed coursework for National 5, Higher and Advanced Higher.
Unit Assessment Support
These documents contain details of Unit assessment task(s), show approaches to gathering evidence and how the evidence can be judged against the Outcomes and Assessment Standards. Teachers/lecturers can arrange access to these confidential documents through their SQA Co-ordinator.
Understanding Standards materials
We are publishing examples of candidate evidence with commentaries as part of our Understanding Standards programme. These materials are for teachers and lecturers to help them develop their understanding of the standards required for assessment. As these materials become available, they are being published in the following locations:
- Available from our secure website Materials relating to Unit assessment, internally assessed components of Course assessment, and externally assessed components of Course assessment which are subject to visiting assessment. Teachers and lecturers can arrange access to these materials through their SQA Co-ordinator.
- Available from our Understanding Standards website Materials relating to externally assessed components of Course assessment, with the exception of those subject to visiting assessment.
More information on our Understanding Standards programme, can be found on our Understanding Standards page.
Verification and Course Reports
There was no verification activity at this level in 2016.