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For information on junior phase English please see this page.

 

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Certificate courses are undertaken by those in S4, S5 and S6. The department offers a wide range of courses from National Qualifications to Advanced Higher.

NATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS

National 5 English – The National 5 English Course enables learners to develop their literacy skills and to understand, analyse and evaluate a range of texts, including Scottish texts, in the contexts of literature, language and media. The Course also enables learners to create and produce texts and to apply their knowledge and understanding of language. Further information can be found in the NPFC’s Nationals in a Nutshell English National 5 

Please note: SQA Folio pieces at N5 and Higher should be submitted using the approved template which can be downloaded HERE.

National 4 English – The National 4 English Course enables learners to develop their literacy skills and to understand, analyse and evaluate texts in the contexts of literature, language and media. The Course also enables learners to create and produce texts, and provides opportunities to develop planning and research skills, applying language skills as appropriate. Further information can be found in the NPFC’s Nationals in a Nutshell English National 4

National 3 English – The National 3 English Course enables learners to develop their literacy skills and to understand, analyse and evaluate texts in the contexts of literature, language and media. The Course also provides opportunities for learners to create and produce texts. Further information can be found in The National Parent Forum of Scotland Summary of National 3 Qualifications

National 2 English and Communication – SQA’s English and Communication qualification develops learners’ skills in reading, listening to and understanding texts, and communicating their responses. It offers a wide range of texts and provides flexibility and coherent progression into National 3 English. Further information can be found in The National Parent Forum of Scotland Summary of National 2 Qualifications

 

HIGHER

The Higher qualification in English immerses learners in literature. They will be given an understanding of the great works of writing in English – from various cultures – and be encouraged to study these independently.

Learners will gain extensive skills in understanding, evaluation, comparison and analysis. They will be able to work on their own and carry out close examination of texts, making reference to material they have studied earlier. They will learn how to express themselves in a sophisticated fashion in a variety of forms.

Please note: SQA Folio pieces at N5 and Higher should be submitted using the approved template which can be downloaded HERE.

 

ADVANCED HIGHER

The Advanced Higher qualification in English enables learners to specialise in various areas of study. They will be given the opportunity to closely study some of the great works of English literature.

Learners will gain considerable ability in thinking and working independently. Their language skills will be sophisticated, as will be their analytical skills.

Please note that in session 2014/2015 our English Department are following the current Advanced Higher’ course. The New CfE Advanced Higher course is valid from August 2015.