Modern Languages - Advanced Higher
Welcome to the Advanced Higher French course! We are glad that you wish to further develop your language skills and hope that you will recognise the major progress that you will make over the year.
PROGRAMME OF WORK
Within the course, there are four main contexts: Society, Learning, Employability and Culture. The table below outlines suggested development of the four contexts:
|Society||Personal relationships||New family structure/marriage/partnership/gang culture/bullying/social influences and pressures|
|Lifestyle||Social issues, eg effects of unemployment, gambling, euthanasia, alcohol and drugs, welfare state, environment|
|Media||Impact of the digital age|
|Globalisation||Minority languages and their importance/association with culture, cross-cultural influences, global issues|
|Citizenship||Global citizenship/democracy/politics/human rights|
|Learning||Learning in context||Understanding self as a learner, eg learning styles/importance of language learning in education|
|Education||Advantages/disadvantages of higher or further education, choosing a university/college, lifelong learning|
|Employability||Jobs||Searching for a job, planning for future jobs/higher education, gap year, career path, equality in the workplace, voluntary and charitable work|
|Work and CVs||Preparing for a job interview/importance of language in global contexts, job opportunities|
|Culture||Planning a trip||Taking a gap year
Working abroad (mobility)
|Other countries||Living in a multicultural society/stereotypes/prejudice and racism|
|Traditions, customs and beliefs||Social influences on/importance of traditions, customs and beliefs in another country|
|Literture of another country||Literature — analysis and evaluation|
|Film and media||Studying|
Be careful - you covered these contexts at National 5 and Higher. Do not assume that the same level of detail will be acceptable for Advanced Higher.
The course assessment will take the form of:
- Two question papers, through which learners will demonstrate their reading, translation, listening and discursive writing skills in the modern language.
- A performance, through which learners will demonstrate their talking skills in the modern language.
- A portfolio, written in English, through which learners will demonstrate their analytical skills in relation to literature or media or language in work within the context of the modern language.
Component 1 - Question papers - 120 marks - (60%)
Component 2 - Talking performance - 50 marks - (15%)
Component 3 – Portfolio - 30 marks - (25%)
Total marks - 200 marks