National 5 Modern Languages


Essential information

Course Specification

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 Reports

These reports provide information on the performance of candidates which it is hoped will be useful to teachers, lecturers and assessors in their preparation of candidates for future assessment.

Chinese Languages

French

Gaelic Learners

German

Italian

Spanish

Assessment

Specimen Question Papers

These illustrate the standard, structure and requirements of the question papers learners will sit. These also include marking instructions.

Cantonese

French

Gaelic (Learners)

German

Italian

Mandarin

Spanish

​Urdu

Past Papers and Marking Instructions

Coursework

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.

Versions of the Answer Booklet PDF have been created for electronic completion of these workbooks. Please note, and candidates must be made aware, that the answer text boxes in these PDFs are a fixed size. If these are over-filled with text, the text reduces in size. Movement between pages requires the tab key to be used or by right-clicking on the next page.

Cantonese

French

Gaelic (Learners)

German

Italian

Mandarin

Spanish

Urdu

Coursework assessment tasks for N5 Modern Languages

 

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

Resources

Understanding Standards

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.

Modern languages course assessment overview

Changes to understanding standards materials 

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

 

CPD

Additional CPD support

Where any particular areas of concern are identified, which are not addressed by our Understanding Standards events or support materials, we will offer free continuing professional development (CPD) training, subject to request. CPD support is subject-specific and can be tailored to cover one or more qualification level. To find out more about this service visit our CPD page.

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