ENGLISH

SCQF LEVEL 7 - Adv HIGHER

Blurb

QUALIFICATION

Adv Higher English

DURATION

1 Year full time

COURSEWORK

Please see 'What will you get' section below

EXAM

Please see 'What will you get' section below

COST

No necessary costs

TEACHERS

Various

WHY TAKE THIS COURSE?

wHAT WILL YOU EXPERIENCE?

Language and literacy are of personal, social and economic importance. Your ability to use language lies at the centre of the development and expression of your emotions, thinking, learning and sense of personal identity.

This course gives you the opportunity to develop skills in listening, talking, reading and writing, which are essential for learning, life and work. You will develop your ability to communicate your thoughts and feelings and respond to those of other people.

The skills that you develop in English are useful in a wide range of careers; these include teaching, editorial, journalism, administration, legal work or in the arts.

The course comprises two areas of study.

Analysis and Evaluation of Literary Texts

You will:

  • provide evidence of your ability to analyse and evaluate complex and sophisticated literary text 

  • refine your skills of analysis and evaluation through the study of complex and sophisticated literary texts from the genres of drama, poetry and prose (fiction and non-fiction)

  • develop independent learning skills by selecting materials for research into an aspect or aspects of literature, formulating relevant tasks and researching primary and secondary sources.

 

Creation and Production

You will:

  • provide evidence of your ability to produce complex and sophisticated writing, and to critically reflect on its development

  • use language creatively for a variety of purposes and in a variety of forms

  • develop a range of skills necessary for the deployment of language to create effect, and critically reflect on the development of your writing.

KEY FACTS

Everything you need to know before selecting this course

entry requirements

what will you get?

A pass at Higher English in S5. Please speak to Mr Gerard for further information

An Award Graded A- D based on performance in course assessment.

The course assessment consists of four components totalling 100 marks:

Component 1 — Question paper: Literary Study (20 marks)


Component 2 — Question paper: Textual Analysis (20 marks)


Component 3 — Portfolio–writing (30 marks)


Component 4 — Project–dissertation (30 marks)

For components 1 and 2, you will write a critical essay for each question on drama, poetry, prose fiction or prose non fiction.


For component 3, you will produce two pieces of writing for two different purposes and audiences. 


For component 4, you will produce a dissertation between 2,500 to 3,500 words.

The question papers will be set and externally marked by the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA).

The grade awarded is based on the total marks achieved across course assessment.

progress

Everything you need to know about future pathways from this course

EMPLOYMENT

Please click links below for further information:

my world of work

This link will take you to an excellent resource on MyWOW which looks at potential career routes when you select a combination of subjects. 

STUDENT STORIES

Information from pupils who have studied this course as to how they feel it was.

Anonymous

Although I didn’t carry on with English to university, the work that we did on dissertation and critical essay has proved to be incredibly useful for helping plan and manage uni essays.

Meldrum Academy, Colpy Road, Oldmeldrum, Aberdeenshire, AB51 0NT