Modern Languages courses at Beasrden Academy

Courses
French and Spanish will be offered at the following levels:
National 4 and National 5.
National 4 and National 5 Courses will be 160 hours.

National 4 is equivalent to Standard Grade General level / Intermediate 1 and National 5 is equivalent to Standard Grade Credit level / Intermediate 2.

Courses consist of units.

Further details of units and course content can be obtained from http://www.sqa.org.uk/curriculumforexcellence.
http://www.sqa.org.uk/cfeforparents

Assessment of Courses

All courses will be assessed and marked throughout the session by teachers. These assessments are appropriate to the subject and level of study. Assessments may include a combination of practical work, case studies, examinations and projects.
To be awarded the Course, pupils must demonstrate that they meet the requirements of the Units and a Course assessment (National 5).
Units for all levels will be assessed by teachers and be graded as pass/fail. Access and National 4 courses will also be assessed by teachers and graded as pass/fail. The National 5 course will also have units assessed as pass/fail. The Course assessment for National 5 will be externally administered by the SQA and graded A – D.

Progression. What can a pupil do after S4 ?

The implementation of Curriculum for Excellence requires that schools provide a range of progression pathways appropriate to learners’ needs and local circumstances.

If, at the end of fourth year, pupils wish to continue to study Modern Languages:
• a pupil achieving National 4 (equivalent to Standard Grade General level / Intermediate 1) may choose to progress to National 5.
• a pupil achieving National 5 (equivalent to Standard Grade Credit level / Intermediate 2.) may choose to progress to Higher.
• a pupil who shows excellent linguistic ability may also choose to study Higher Spanish without any previous qualification in the language.

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