This course is suitable for anyone who is has coped well with the demands of S1/2 French. The course can be combined with either German or Spanish for pupils wishing to study two languages.
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.
The course will cover all Level 3 Outcomes and Experiences, progressing on to the Level 4 Experiences and Outcomes.
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 and grammatical structures required as well as regular homework using online resources such as languagenut. There will be several formal assessments in all four language skills which the pupils will need to prepare carefully at home.
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 and National 5, leading to Higher and Advanced Higher for those achieving National 5 at an appropriate level, will be offered in the Senior Phase.
Information from pupils who have studied this course as to how they feel it was.