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1+2 Approach to Language Learning in Aberdeenshire

1+2 Approach to Language Learning in Aberdeenshire

The Scottish Government has introduced a policy ‘Language Learning in Scotland: A 1+2 Approach’. Children are growing up in a multilingual world and to allow them to take their place as global citizens, they need to be able to communicate in many settings. This approach entitles every child and young person to learn two languages at school in addition to their mother tongue language.

In Fishermoss School the first foreign language will be French. This language will be learned from P1 through to S3 IN Portlethen Academy. For more information go to www.aberdenshire.gov.uk

If you would like your child to access Gaelic Medium Education and they have not yet started to attend a primary school you can make a request for an assessment of need for Gaelic Medium Primary Education (GMPE). For more information, please go to:


The parent or carer of any child or young person can make a request for their child to attend to any school which offers GMPE. This will enable your child to be taught by specialist staff. As there are currently no schools in Aberdeenshire which have GME provision learners are transported to school in Aberdeen City.

Further Information

Further information on the schools approach to Curriculum for Excellence including information for parents, can be found on the school website at: www.fishermoss.aberdeenshire.sch.uk

More general information on Curriculum for Excellence and the new Qualifications can be found by clicking on the hyperlinks below.


Policy for Scottish Education:


Early Learning & Childcare:


Broad General Education (Pre school – S3):


Senior Phase and beyond (S4 – 16+):


National Qualifications: