English

Course Level:  National 4

The main purpose of the Course is to provide learners with the opportunity to develop their skills in listening, talking, reading and writing in order to understand and use language.

The English course consists of four units:

Analysis and Evaluation

Learners will have the opportunity to develop listening and reading skills in the contexts of literature, language and media; develop the skills needed to understand, analyse and evaluate straightforward texts.

Creation and Production

Learners will have the opportunity to develop talking and writing skills in familiar contexts; develop the skills needed to create and produce straightforward texts in both written and oral forms.

Added Value Unit: English Assignment

Learners will have the opportunity to apply their language skills to investigate and report on a chosen topic; learners will be able to demonstrate challenge and application in their assignment.

Literacy

Learners will develop their reading, writing, listening and talking skills in a variety of forms relevant for learning, life and work; develop their ability to understand straightforward ideas and information presented orally and in writing; develop the ability to communicate ideas and information orally and in writing with technical accuracy.

Course Level:  National 5

The main purpose of the Course is to provide learners with the opportunity to develop the skills of listening, talking, reading and writing in order to understand and use language.

The English course consists of two units:

English: Analysis and Evaluation

Learners will have the opportunity to develop listening and reading skills in the contexts of literature, language and media; develop the skills needed to understand, analyse and evaluate detailed texts. The texts studied must include Scottish texts.

English: Creation and Production

Learners will have the opportunity to develop talking and writing skills in a range of contexts; develop the skills needed to create and produce detailed texts in both written and oral forms.

At National 5, the added value will be assessed in the Course assessment.        

     Component 1 (70%)       Question Paper: Reading (Examination) 

  •     Reading for Understanding, Analysis and Evaluation (30 Marks)
  •     Critical Reading (40 marks)

     Component 2 (30%)      Portfolio (2 pieces of Writing)

Further information can be obtained from: http://www.sqa.org.uk/sqa/45672.html