for French 1A: a pass in French at National 5 (SQA) or GCSE
for French 1B: a pass in French at Higher (SQA), A-level or equivalent
Entrants with SQA qualifications should hold at least a 'B' pass. Students with a grade B at Higher OR a 'crash' Higher OR a Higher awarded more than 1 year ago will be registered on French 1B, but may take a Diagnostic Test to gauge their ability. Depending on the results, course registration may be changed to French 1A.