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French Higher

Campus OL - Open Learning/Cross Campus
Sighthill Campus

Qualification SCQF Level 6

Study mode Open learning
Part time

Duration 41 weeks

Start date Aug 2021

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Course overview

Higher French is designed to deepen your previous knowledge of the subject and create a better understanding of the language. You will be exposed to the language over a length of time and acquire greater fluency in topics within the contexts of society, culture, learning and employability. During the course you will enhance your skills in reading, listening, writing, speaking and translation. Grammar aspects will be studied and classroom interaction in the language will be encouraged. This course requires the ability to study independently. 

 

 

What you will learn

  • Develop skills in reading, listening, writing and speaking French
  • Translation covering topics such as family and friends, lifestyles, learning in context, jobs and other cultural aspects of the language

How the course is assessed

  • Speaking exam (with the lecturer, around March/April) and final written SQA exam (at College, Sighthill campus, usually in May)

Number of days per week

  • This course runs for a total of 36 weeks 
  • Tuesday and/or Thursday afternoon, digital classroom (using Microsoft Teams). 
  • OR
  • Open learning - Moodle self-study and scheduled Teams calls, possible access to digital classrooms if compatible with the timetable

Entry requirements

  • French National 5 (course or relevant component units) or equivalent study and/or experience 
  • You should identify clearly the reason for studying their chosen subject in their course application 

Information on Tests / Auditions / Interview Requirements

  • An interview may be necessary if you have achieved a qualification equivalent to SCQF Level 5 

English Proficiency Requirements

IELTS 5.5

Progression and Articulation Routes

  • Advanced Higher French taught at Edinburgh College 
  • Other SQA qualifications in French or related areas 
  • This course alongside other qualifications can be used to apply for a variety of university courses 

Career options

With further study you gain employment in the following: 

  • Tourism officer 
  • Teacher 
  • Interpreter 
  • International relations 
  • International business

Study Options

Campus Study mode Start date Duration
OL - Open Learning/Cross Campus Open learning 30/08/21 41 Weeks
Sighthill Campus Part time 31/08/21 41 Weeks

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