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SQA News 31 August 2023

Modern Languages - new resources to support with Advanced Higher performance-talking

From session 2023–24, the Advanced Higher Modern Languages performance-talking coursework task returns to its usual format, with a duration of approximately 20 minutes. The requirement to discuss aspects of the portfolio has also been reinstated.

We have created two new SQA Academy courses to help you with this coursework task:

• Performance-talking
• A day in the life of a visiting assessor

SQA Academy course – Performance-talking

This course provides an overview of what the Advanced Higher performance-talking assessment involves – including its purpose, structure, preparation for the assessment, the Subject Topic List (STL) form and how performance-talking is assessed.

SQA Academy course – A day in the life of a visiting assessor

This second course outlines the role of the Modern Languages performance-talking visiting assessor and describes what happens before, during and after the assessment of performance-talking. You may find it useful to share this course with your learners.

Access the courses from the SQA Academy website.

Understanding Standards – updated audio presentation

An updated audio presentation on the Advanced Higher performance-talking for session 2023–24 is also available from the Modern Languages pages of the Understanding Standards website (select ‘presentations’ from the page menu).

View the performance-talking audio presentation.