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Gaelic (Learners) Advanced Higher

Campus St Thomas of Aquins

Qualification SCQF Level 7

Study mode Evening

Duration 41 weeks

Start date Aug 2022

Cost £333
(see funding options)

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Course overview

Gaelic Advanced Higher is designed to develop your knowledge and skills in the Gaelic language. You will be exposed to the language over a length of time in order to acquire greater fluency, flexibility and accuracy. This course will expand on what you have previously studied and focus on developing your ability to understand and express ideas and opinions in Gaelic as you learn about current affairs and issues from the viewpoint of those living in other countries than your own.

The course will improve your ability to read, listen, talk and write in Gaelic allowing you to understand and use a modern language. Grammar aspects will be studied and you will research and analyse at least two literature or media sources of your choice within the context of the Gaelic language and produce a portfolio, consisting of one piece of writing in English of between 1,200 and 1,500 words. You will develop valuable translation skills and be in a great position to study the language further at a university level. 

What you will learn

  • Develop Skills in Reading, Listening, Writing and Speaking within the four Contexts of Society; Learning, Employability and Culture
  • Translation Skills
  • Essay Writing Skills and Analytical Skills

How the course is assessed

  • You will be assessed through the Advanced Higher SQA exam, which will take place in May at College. The speaking component is also assessed at College, but earlier in the year (usually in March).

Number of days per week

  • This course runs for a total of 36 weeks and takes place on one evening every week (day to be confirmed, as it is decided to suit as many people as possible), location to be confirmed

Entry requirements

  • Higher Gaelic

English Proficiency Requirements

IELTS 5.5

Progression and Articulation Routes

  • Further study in modern languages or related areas 
  • Alongside other qualifications you can apply for various university degrees 

    Career options

    Higher Gaelic 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 Cost
    St Thomas of Aquins Evening 30/08/22 41 Weeks £333

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