Advanced Higher Modern Languages

Essential Information

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.

Course Reports

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

In 2016, there was no round 2 verification at this level for Chinese Languages, Gaelic (Learners) and Italian.

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


Gaelic (Learners)







Specimen Question Papers

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


Past Papers and Marking Instructions


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.

Visiting Assessing 2019/2020 centre guidance and STL forms will be published in due course.




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.

Audio presentations

Webinar Recordings

Changes to Understanding Standards

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