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Both the SQA Scots Language Award and Scottish Studies Award have seen increased uptake since being launched:
- Has your school considered offering either Award to learners?
Scots has a vast vocabulary, unique history, unique features of grammar, and a wonderful literature. It has a range of features and sounds that are never used in English, as well as some 60,000 unique words and expressions.
- Which features of Scots are used by learners or members of your community are unique from English?
Including Scots as part of Curriculum for Excellence can help motivate some learners and their families by showing them that the language they use at home is valued:
- Have you explored how using Scots in learning settings can often improve learners’ engagement and attainment?
The ‘3-18 Literacy and English Review’ recognises that Scots can make a strong contribution to the development of children’s and young people’s literacy skills.
- Have you explored how learning Scots can often improve your learners’ development of their wider literacy skills?