The languages offered in Turnbull are French, Spanish and Italian. Through this website, we intend to inform parents and pupils about the department, give details of course content, homework, assessments and SQA requirements.
Compulsory S1 – S3
S1 French Topics :
S2 French Topics :
S2 French Culture (1 period per week.)
Topics covered include:
S3 French Topics :
S3 Spanish Topics :
In each of these courses we focus on further developing the 4 key skill areas of Listening and Talking, Reading and Writing.
With National 4, all assessment is graded internally and with NAT 5 –Advanced Higher there is a final exam for Reading, Writing and Listening.
Talking is assessed internally (a visiting assessor is used at Advanced Higher level).
Optional S4 – S6
We offer the following courses in the Senior Phase.
NAT 4 French NAT 4 Spanish Nat 4 Italian
NAT 5 French NAT 5 Spanish Nat 5 Italian
Higher French Higher Spanish Higher Italian
Advanced Higher French Advanced Higher Spanish
There is also a written assignment in the foreign language for NAT 5 and Higher which is conducted internally but sent to the SQA for marking.
At Advanced Higher level the writing folio assignment is written in English but based on a foreign novel. It is also graded by the SQA.
For more information on any of these courses please visit https://www.sqa.org.uk/sqa/45669.html and click on the course you wish to learn more about.