Presentation on theme: "LARGS ACADEMY MODERN LANGUAGES DEPARTMENT"— Presentation transcript:
1 LARGS ACADEMY MODERN LANGUAGES DEPARTMENT National 4 and National 5 Explained
2 Topics covered in both National 4 and 5 The topics for N4 and N5 are the same but the difference is in the level of language used.Topics are as follows:SocietyLearningEmployabilityCulture
3 National 4 Modern Languages Three assessed UnitsUnderstanding LanguageUsing LanguageAdded Value UnitPass or FailNo grades are awarded for this qualification
4 Using LanguageFor this Unit, learners will be required to provide evidence of their talking and writing skills by:using straightforward spoken language in at least two conversationsusing straightforward written language in at least two activities
5 Understanding Language For this Unit, learners will be required to provide evidence of their reading and listening skills by:showing understanding of at least two straightforward written textsshowing understanding of at least two straightforward spoken texts
6 Added Value UnitFor this Unit, learners will be required to provide evidence of their reading and talking skills by:selecting relevant information from at least two written textsmaking an oral presentation in the modern language using these texts as a stimulusresponding appropriately to questions in the modern language on the same topic
7 National 5 Modern Languages Two assessed UnitsUnderstanding LanguageUsing LanguageThese form the internally assessed part of the courseNational 5 has a Course (external) Assessment
8 Understanding Language For this Unit, learners will be required to provide evidence of their reading and listening skills by:showing understanding of at least one detailed written text which they read and answer questions in Englishshowing understanding of at least one detailed spoken text which they listen to and answer questions in English
9 Using LanguageFor this Unit, learners will be required to provide evidence of their talking and writing skills by:using detailed spoken language in at least one conversation lasting between 2-3 minutesusing detailed written language in at least one activity. This is around words in length
10 Course Assessment The Course assessment is the external exam The structure of this Course assessment is as follows:Component 1 — question paper 1: reading and writing 50 marksquestion paper 2 : listening 20 marksComponent 2 —performance: talking 30 marksTotal marks 100 marks
11 Component 1 Paper 1This paper assesses the skills of Reading and WritingThe Reading paper is worth 30 marks and the format is 3 texts worth 10 marks each in which candidates have to answer a mix of open and supported questions. An open question may be phrased ‘mention any two things.’ a supported question may ask the candidate to tick the correct box.
12 Writing The writing is now assessed on the day of the exam This is worth 20 marks and is an application for a job in the country where the Modern Language is spokenCandidates are expected to produce a piece of writing of around words in length.
13 Information to be included in the Writing paper Name, Age, Where you live.School/College/Education experience until nowSkills/Interests you have which make you right for the jobRelated work ExperienceCandidates will then have to respond to 2 unpredictable bullet points.
14 Component 1 Paper 2 This is the Listening paper and is in 2 parts In part 1 candidates will listen to a monologue and answer questions in English worth 10 marksIn part 2 candidates will listen to a conversation and answer questions in English worth 20 marks
15 Component 2 TalkingThis is what was formerly known as the speaking assessmentCandidates will speak about a chosen topic for 1 minuteThey will then engage in a conversation with their teacher which must cover at least one other topic area and should last approximately 3 minutesThis performance will be recorded
16 Grading National 5 is graded A – D Grade D is a PASS at National 5 Pupils must pass the Unit (Internal) assessments in order to be presented for the Course (external) assessment
17 Compensatory AwardIf a pupils is presented at National 5 but does not achieve this, a compensatory National 4 will be awarded provided that the pupil has passed the National 4 Added Value UnitIn the Modern Languages Faculty we are giving every pupil the opportunity to sit the National 4 Added Value Unit at the start of S4