English (Higher)

West Highland College UHI


Auchtertyre Campus, Broadford Campus, Fort William Campus, Gairloch Campus, Kilchoan Campus, Kinlochleven Campus, Mallaig Campus, Portree Campus, Strontian Campus, Ullapool Campus, Virtual Learning Environment (VLE)


This course aims to improve your writing and extend your knowledge of literature in prose, poetry and drama.

You will study a wide variety of non-fiction and fiction texts, developing the key skills of understanding, analysing and evaluating. You will develop these skills both in writing and orally. You will also have the opportunity to produce your own discursive and creative writing.

You will explore texts such as; reference texts, reports and factual articles from journalistic texts, feature articles dealing with different points of view, persuasive texts including advertisements, biography and autobiography, letters and memoirs; formal essays and literary texts from different genres. These will include informative, expressive, imaginative and creative styles and you will study and analyse them for information and meaning.

Entry Requirements

National 5 English at A or B

Progression Routes

After this course, there are a number of other further and higher education courses you can study.

Start Date




Study Method

Distance and Flexible learning
Part time (day)

Course Length

9 months


Humanities and Social Sciences

SCQF Level