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French/Spanish

Course Level:  National 4

The Course provides learners with the opportunity to develop their reading, listening, talking and writing skills in order to understand and use a modern language. The three Units, taken together, include the four language skills of reading, listening and talking, and writing.

The structure of the Units enables learners to focus on the skills required to understand and use a modern language, and to integrate reading, listening, talking and writing skills across the Units.

The French/Spanish course consists of 3 units and internal course assessment:

Understanding Language 

The purpose of this Unit is to provide learners with the opportunity to develop reading and listening skills in the modern language and to develop their knowledge of straightforward language in the contexts of society, learning, employability, and culture.

Using Language

The purpose of this Unit is to provide learners with the opportunity to develop talking and writing skills in the modern language, and to develop their knowledge of straightforward language in the contexts of society, learning, employability, and culture.

Added Value Unit: Assignment

The purpose of this Added Value Unit is to provide learners with the opportunity to apply their language skills to investigate a chosen topic in a familiar context in the modern language.

Course Level:  National 5

This Course is made up of two mandatory Units. The Course provides learners with the opportunity to develop their reading, listening, talking and writing skills in order to understand and use a modern language. The two Units, taken together, include the four language skills of reading, listening, talking and writing.

The structure of the Units enables learners to focus on the skills required to understand and use a modern language and to integrate reading, listening, talking and writing skills across the Units.

The French/Spanish course consists of 2 units and external course assessment:

Understanding Language 

The purpose of this Unit is to provide learners with the opportunity to develop reading and listening skills in the modern language, and to develop their knowledge and understanding of detailed language in the contexts of society, learning, employability, and culture.

Using Language

The purpose of this Unit is to provide learners with the opportunity to develop talking and writing skills in the modern language, and to develop their knowledge and understanding of detailed language in the contexts of society, learning, employability, and culture.

Added Value at National 5 will be assessed in the Course assessment.

Further information can be obtained from:

http://www.sqa.org.uk/sqa/47409.htm