Advanced Higher Modern Languages

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.

Submission of Advanced Higher Modern Languages Portfolio

Candidates must submit their portfolio using the Advanced Higher Modern Languages Portfolio Answer Booklet, found below for each modern language. Candidates can copy and paste their portfolio essay into the template or type directly onto it (Word version). A pdf template is also provided for candidates who wish to handwrite their portfolio essay. The answer booklet replaces the flyleaf and there is no requirement to complete a flyleaf. Each candidate portfolio should be printed off by the centre for submission on the uplift date of April 26.

Cantonese

Advanced Higher Cantonese Portfolio Answer Booklet (54 KB)
March 2022
Advanced Higher Cantonese Portfolio Answer Booklet (For Printing) (233 KB)
January 2022
Advanced Higher Cantonese Portfolio Answer Booklet (E-File) (241 KB)
January 2022

French

Advanced Higher French Portfolio Answer Booklet (54 KB)
March 2022
Advanced Higher French Portfolio Answer Booklet (For Printing) (233 KB)
January 2022
Advanced Higher French Portfolio Answer Booklet (E-File) (242 KB)
January 2022

Gaelic (Learners)

Advanced Higher Gaelic (Learners) Portfolio Answer Booklet (54 KB)(54 KB)
March 2022
Advanced Higher Gaelic (Learners) Portfolio Answer Booklet (For Printing) (233 KB)
February 2022
Advanced Higher Gaelic (Learners) Portfolio Answer Booklet (E-File) (255 KB)
January 2022

German

Advanced Higher German Portfolio Answer Booklet  (58 KB)
March 2022
Advanced Higher German Portfolio Answer Booklet (For Printing) (233 KB)
February 2022
Advanced Higher German Portfolio Answer Booklet (E-File) (247 KB)
January 2022

Italian

Advanced Higher Italian Portfolio Answer Booklet (58 KB)
March 2022
Advanced Higher Italian Portfolio Answer Booklet (For Printing) (233 KB)
January 2022
Advanced Higher Italian Portfolio Answer Booklet (E-File) (247 KB)
January 2022

Mandarin (Simplified)

Advanced Higher Mandarin (Simplified) Portfolio Answer Booklet (58 KB)
March 2022
Advanced Higher Mandarin (Simplified) Portfolio Answer Booklet (For Printing) (233 KB)
January 2022
Advanced Higher Mandarin (Simplified) Portfolio Answer Booklet (E-File) (223 KB)
January 2022

Mandarin (Traditional)

Advanced Higher Mandarin (Traditional) Portfolio Answer Booklet (58 KB)
March 2022
Advanced Higher Mandarin (Traditional) Portfolio Answer Booklet (For Printing) (233 KB)
January 2022
Advanced Higher Mandarin (Traditional) Portfolio Answer Booklet (E-File) (237 KB)
January 2022

Spanish

Advanced Higher Spanish Portfolio Answer Booklet  (58 KB)
March 2022
Advanced Higher Spanish Portfolio Answer Booklet (For Printing) (233 KB)
January 2022
Advanced Higher Spanish Portfolio Answer Booklet (E-File) (247 KB)
January 2022



Coursework Assessment Task for Advanced Higher Modern Languages Portfolio
July 2019
Coursework Assessment Task for Advanced Higher Modern Languages Performance
January 2020

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

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.

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 Recordings

Modern Languages webinar 18 January 2017 - part 1

Modern Languages webinar 18 January 2017 - part 2

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

2021 Key Messages

The Alternative Certification Model included a national quality assurance activity, carried out in May 2021.

This report provides information on any common themes and key points from the evidence submitted.

Verification Reports

Visiting Examining (Feb 2022)

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