This course is suitable for pupils finding the S1/2 French a challenge and who would get more out of learning a different type of language at a slower pace
WHY TAKE THIS COURSE?
wHAT WILL YOU EXPERIENCE?
Everyone will be studying a language in S3. Language is at the core of thinking. Learners reflect, communicate and develop ideas through language. The course provides learners with the opportunity to develop skills in listening and talking, reading and writing, which are essential for learning, work and life, to use different media effectively for learning and communication and to develop understanding of how language works.
The study of a modern language has a unique contribution to make to the development of cultural awareness, as it provides learners with a means of communicating directly with people from different cultures, enhancing their understanding and enjoyment of other cultures and of their own. They gain insights into other ways of thinking and other views of the world, and therefore develop a much richer understanding of active citizenship.
A beginners German Course initially covering the Level 2 Experiences and Outcomes, but then progressing to some of the Level 3 Experiences and Outcomes. Pupils will also complete the Languages for Life and Work Award at SCQF Level 3.
The purpose of these courses is to provide learners with the opportunity to develop reading and listening, talking and writing skills in the modern language and to develop their knowledge of simple or increasingly more complex language in contexts of society, learning, employability and culture.
Everything you need to know before selecting this course
There will be regular learning of vocabulary required.
How you will be assessed
Work will be assessed through ongoing monitoring of class work and class activities and through formal class assessments.
Everything you need to know about future pathways from this course
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S4 and beyond
National 4 would be the most likely progression route for pupils who would then have the option of National 5 in S5/6.
Information from pupils who have studied this course as to how they feel it was.