Purpose: The Higher French course builds on the skills you developed in National 5 French.
The aim of the course is to offer progressive development of competence in the four skills of
listening, talking, reading and writing within a widening range of context and language purposes
Recommended Entry Pupils will normally be expected to have gained a secure pass in National 5
Course content: As in National 5 the four contexts studied in Higher are Society, Culture, Work etc
This course is made up of two units assessed on a pass/fail basis within centre.
Understanding Language (Higher)
Learners will be required to provide evidence of their reading and listening skills in the modern
language, using detailed and complex language, in one or more of the contexts of society,
learning, employability, and culture.
Using Language (Higher)
Learners will be required to provide evidence of their talking
and writing skills in the modern language, using detailed and complex language, in one
or more of the contexts
of society, learning, employability and culture.
These assessments will take place in class under exam conditions.
You will be assessed by the SQA in the following skills:
Reading and Directed Writing 50 marks
Listening 20 marks
Talking (Performance) 30 marks
Done in class but externally marked by the SQA:
Writing Assignment 20 marks
To complete the course, you need to pass the internal and external units.
Successful completion of the course may lead to study of French at Advanced Higher level or
to a course at
F.E. College (HNC/HND), a degree course at university to
· Languages – Translator / Interpreter
· Education – Primary & Secondary Teaching
· Business & Marketing
· Fashion Industry