Modern Languages for Work Purposes Advanced Higher (SCQF Level 7) John Morrow Qualifications Development Specialist
Modern Languages for Work Purposes : Advanced Higher Available from 2011-12 40 hour free standing Unit Available across the range of ten languages Suitable for various candidate groups Assessment Support Pack (ASP) available No NAB assessments
Who is the Unit aimed at? Free standing Unit, but also suitable for: candidates undertaking Languages Baccalaureate candidates undertaking Baccalaureate Interdisciplinary Project on its own candidates undertaking an AH Modern Languages Course in the same or a different language candidates undertaking other vocational Units, e.g. in the areas of Hospitality or Travel and Tourism, as part of a cross-curricular package
Focus of the Unit Candidates will undertake an investigation in a broad vocational context which could relate to an area of career interest/study/future plans. This languages-based investigation will encourage candidates to develop their skills and abilities as independent learners.
Aims of the Unit Candidates will: work with non-directive supervision take responsibility for their own progress take ownership of their project enhance their skills and aptitude for employability develop their communicative skills in the target language not only in the assessable skills of Writing and Speaking but in also Reading and Listening
Unit Outcomes Outcome 1 Produce an extended piece of writing in the specific language based on an investigation carried out within a vocational context. Outcome 2 Make a presentation on the investigation, with a follow-up discussion, in the specific language.
Evidence Requirements for Outcome 1 Piece of written evidence: –400-500 words or 500-650 Chinese characters Should relate to one or more of the broad contexts: –employability –enterprise –citizenship –sustainable development –economic development Not written under controlled conditions
Evidence Requirements for Outcome 2 Presentation approximately four minutes long Respond to questions lasting one minute approximately: –focusing on candidates evaluation of the project and reflections on development/progress of the project Recorded on assessor checklist
Assessment Support Pack (ASP) Generic ASP Details how to generate evidence Exemplification of assessment: –three Case Studies with commentaries Case Studies also contain suggestions for integrated assessments Also exemplify Internal Verification and Quality Assurance processes