Advanced Higher English (Course Code: C724 77)

SCQF Level 7 (32 SCQF credit points)

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Why study English?

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.

What do I need to get in?

This is at the discretion of the school/college but you would normally be expected to have attained one of the following:

What will I study?

The course comprises two compulsory units and an assessment.

English: Analysis and Evaluation of Literary Texts (16 SCQF credit points)

In this unit you will:

English: Creation and Production (8 SCQF points)

In this unit you will:

How will I be assessed?

Course Assessment (8 SCQF credit points)

The course assessment consists of four components with a total of 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 3,000 words.

The question papers will be set and marked by SQA.

Your work will be assessed by your teacher on an ongoing basis throughout the course. You must pass both units and the course assessment to gain the course qualification.

The course assessment is graded A-D. Your grade will depend on the total mark for all the units in your course.

What can I go on to next?

Further study, training or employment in:

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