National 5 Gàidhlig

Course Specification

Explains the structure of the course, including its purpose and aims and information on the skills, knowledge and understanding that will be developed.

Past Papers and Marking Instructions

Access all past papers by subject/level

Additional question papers resources

Illustrates the standard, structure and requirements of the question papers candidates will sit (includes marking instructions).


There were no exams in 2021. The 2020-21 question paper resources are, for most subjects, modified papers which reflect the modifications put in place for session 2020-21

National 5 Gaidhlig question paper - listening (212 KB)
National 5 Gaidhlig question paper - reading (334 KB)
National 5 Gaidhlig question paper - writing (260 KB)

National 5 Gaidhlig listening transcript (270 KB)
National 5 25% listening audio (8.89 MB)
National 5 Gaidhlig listening audio (8.89 MB)

National 5 Gaidhlig listening marking instructions (131 KB)
National 5 Gaidhlig reading marking instructions (136 KB)
National 5 Gaidhlig writing marking instructions (125 KB)

Coursework (18/1/24)

This section provides information on marking instructions and/or the coursework assessment task(s). It includes information that centres need to administer coursework and must be read in conjunction with the course specification.


Information on the production and submission of SQA-assessed coursework for National 5, Higher and Advanced Higher.

Understanding Standards (04/10/2023)

Examples of candidate evidence with commentaries

Further examples of candidate evidence and commentaries can be found on SQA's secure website and you can access these through your SQA co-ordinator.

Webinar (recording)

Assignment Writing from session 2023-2024

Overview of course assessment from session 2017-18

Changes to Understanding Standards materials

Please note: Understanding Standards materials are regularly reviewed to ensure they remain up to date.

Additional Resources session 2020-22

Further information can be found on the Understanding Standards Website.

Course reports (17/10/2023)

Provides information on the performance of candidates - which is useful to teachers, lecturers and assessors in their preparation of candidates for future assessment.

Course Reports

Verification Reports

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