Advanced Higher Modern Languages

2021 Key Messages

The Alternative Certification Model included a national quality assurance activity, carried out in May 2021. SQA appointees reviewed and provided feedback on a selection of assessment evidence from SQA centres. Subject-specific feedback has been provided to those centres for each course and level they were selected for.

The key messages report provides information on any common themes and key points from the evidence submitted and reviewed across all the selections. This report is provided for all delivering centres to reflect upon and make any appropriate adjustments.

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

Specimen Question Papers

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

Cantonese

French

Gaelic (Learners)

German

Italian

Mandarin

Spanish

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.

Cantonese

Advanced Higher Cantonese Portfolio Answer Booklet 

Advanced Higher Cantonese Portfolio Answer Booklet 

French

Advanced Higher French Portfolio Answer Booklet 

Advanced Higher French Portfolio Answer Booklet 

Gaelic (Learners)

Advanced Higher Gaelic Learners Portfolio Answer Booklet 

Advanced Higher Gaelic Learners Portfolio Answer Booklet 

German

Advanced Higher German Portfolio Answer Booklet 

Advanced Higher German Portfolio Answer Booklet 


Italian

Advanced Higher Italian Portfolio Answer Booklet 

​Advanced Higher Italian Portfolio Answer Booklet 

Mandarin 

Advanced Higher Mandarin (Simplified) Portfolio Answer Booklet 

Advanced Higher Mandarin (Simplified) Portfolio Answer Booklet 

Advanced Higher Mandarin (Traditional) Portfolio Answer Booklet 

Advanced Higher Mandarin (Traditional) Portfolio Answer Booklet 

Spanish

Advanced Higher Spanish Portfolio Answer Booklet 

Advanced Higher Spanish Portfolio Answer Booklet 


 

 

Understanding Standards

Additional resources session 2021-22

New – new materials not previously published

Updated – published in 2020/21 but amended for 2021/22

Carried forward – published in 2020/21 carried forward to 2021/22

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Please note: For session 2021-22 there are modifications to this course. Understanding Standards materials should therefore be viewed along with the National Course modification summary available in the Course information 2021-22 section.

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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.

Audio presentations

Webinar Recordings

Changes to Understanding Standards

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

Course reports

Course Reports

In 2017, there was no verification at this level for Gaelic (Learners).

In round 1, there was no verification for Chinese languages, Italian and Spanish. The Cantonese and Mandarin verification reports were combined in round 1 as Chinese languages.

Chinese Languages

French

Gaelic (Learners)

German

Italian

Spanish

Verification Reports

Visiting Examining (01/11/2021)

Alternative Assessment Centre/Venue (formerly known as the Consortium Arrangements Form). Please note that this form has been adapted to include ALL Visiting Examining Subjects but this exercise is for AH Modern Languages and AH Gàidhlig only.

Please complete and submit this survey by Monday 29 November 2021.