Higher English is recognised as a key qualification and can open up academic and vocational opportunities.
English: National 5 (A/B), Intermediate 2 (Credit), Standard Grade (1/2)
This course is at SCQF Level 6 therefore applicants must have English/Communication at a minimum SCQF Level 5. Those with alternative relevant experience and learning may be considered following discussion with the Course Leader.
Due to the high number of applications received, not all applicants who meet the minimum requirements will be selected. Therefore, a well-written fully completed personal statement will be required.
You will develop talking, reading and writing skills to understand and use language. You will also develop your understanding of the complexities of language by studying a range of texts. The course also develops high levels of analytical thinking and understanding of the impact of language.
How the course is taught:
As an evening class (3 hours per week), you will need to dedicate 3-6 hours per week to self-study in addition to class attendance. sessions Six additional classes will be added on an alternative evening between January and April to facilitate the preparation of your coursework and this extra day will depend on the availability of the lecturer and in conjunction with the Estates team. In class, you will participate actively in discussion, reading and writing tasks focusing on the course and exam success.
Throughout the term you will work on your Portfolio of Essays. This comprises of two essays (one broadly discursive and one broadly reflective) which make up 30% of your final mark.
In addition, a speaking assessment will take place in class. This is an essential component of the programme.
On successful completion of this course, you could progress to:
other qualifications in English or related areas, further study, employment and/or training