Scots Language interactive learning materials

The Scots Language Centre has produced a new range of online, interactive learning materials. Suitable for learners aged 3-18, it’s a great resource for teachers and parents. Find out more here

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What Scotland Means to Me / Whit Scotland Means Tae Me / Na Tha Alba A’ Ciallachadh film competition.

Are you under 19 and live in Scotland? Why not enter the One Minute Film Competition. Make a one-minute movie about ‘What Scotland Means to Me’. Films can be made using any technology – camera, phone or tablet. Content can be – any genre, any theme, any language. Create a film as an individual, group, club, school or family. Films must …

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Beano first edition at Kelvin Hall

For one day only, on 28 July 2018, the first ‘Beano’ ever published will be on display at the National Library of Scotland at Kelvin Hall. Visitors will be able to see original artwork from D C Thomson’s archives. There will also be activities for children. More details can be found here

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European Championships Glasgow 2018

From 2 – 12 August Glasgow and Berlin host the European Championships. Alongside the fantastic sporting events taking place in and around Glasgow, there is a cultural festival where you can see the National Youth Pipe Band of Scotland, as well as Gaelic events, including a mass ceilidh! Many of the events are free. You can find more details here

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UCAS points for Awards at SCQF level 6

Good news, it was recently agreed that Awards and National Progression Awards (NPAs) at SCQF Level 6 would attract UCAS Tariff Points. The Scottish Studies Award at SCQF level 6 attracts 21 UCAS points and the Scots Language Award at SCQF level 6 attracts 14 UCAS points. Here is the link to the UCAS Tariff Tables:
See …

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Understanding Standards Event – 27 January 2016

Our US event for Scottish Studies was held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Glasgow on 27th January 2016. Parallel events were held for Scots Language on the same day so delegates could go to either event or both.

Both events were well attended and we all enjoyed the opportunity to meet colleagues from schools around the country and hear about their individual approaches and experience.

The Verifiers had identified several examples of candidate evidence for each level which were used as illustrations of the different standards for SCQF Levels 3 to 6 inclusive. Verifiers Liz and Nicola talked delegates through the evidence, providing explanations and answering questions as part of workshop discussions as they went along. Because of time pressure it wasn’t possible to get through all the examples, however they will be made available together with their respective Verifier Commentaries in the form of Understanding Standards packs as soon as possible.

Our slides from the day will also be made available shortly and as soon as I have the links – hopefully in a few days from now – I’ll let you know.

Education Scotland Colleagues also attended the event and offered valuable information about the wealth of online resources they have accumulated for the Scottish Studies awards. Their presentation, which includes links to …

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New session 2015/16

Welcome back to the new academic session, everyone. We hope you managed to find some sun somewhere – there certainly didn’t seem to be much of it around this year until the new term started.

First, an approximate date for your diaries and something to look forward to – an Understanding Standards Event is being planned for Scottish Studies towards the end of January 2016. Details are still to be confirmed but we’ll let you have them as soon as we know what they are.

With regard to the Award and Unit Support Notes, these have now been made available on the open site and can be accessed via the Scottish Studies Award page under the heading ‘Qualification content and delivery tools’.  The Award Support Notes is the fourth item listed and the Support Notes for Units is the fifth.

As you may be aware, different types of information about each level of the Scottish Studies awards was drawn together in the Starter Packs used at the May event. Most of this information is available on the SQA web site but if you are not familiar with the whereabouts of different course documents and would like an electronic Pack with everything in one place, contact us and we’ll email it to you. The packs include Candidate Briefs and Checklists, Assessor checklists and general information and guidance – ideal if you are thinking about delivering any of the awards for …

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Papers from the Scottish Studies event on 18th May 2015

Hello Everyone,

This is just to let you know that papers from the Scottish Studies Support Network event on 18th May have now been uploaded to the SQA Scottish Studies web site here: (Scroll to the bottom of the SS Award page and find them under the last heading ‘Support Network Events’ – …

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First Scottish Studies and Languages Blog – May 2015

Hello and welcome to the new Scottish Studies and Scots Language blog. We’ll be using it to keep you up to date with all the issues, developments and events relating to the Scottish Studies and Scottish Languages awards.

It’s good to be able to begin by telling you about the very successful Support Network Event we held for Scottish Studies …

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