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Higher ESOL (Course Code: C727 76)

SCQF Level 6 (24 SCQF credit points)

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Why study ESOL?

Language and literacy skills are important in your personal, social and working life. And, you need good language skills for self-expression, thinking and learning.

Learning ESOL (English as a Second Language) will give you the opportunity to develop your skills in reading, writing, listening and speaking English in practical settings.

What do I need to get in?

Entry is at the discretion of the school or college but you would normally be expected to have achieved:

What will I study?

In this course you will use different media effectively for learning and communication, and to develop an understanding of how language works and use language to communicate ideas and information in English.

The course consists of one compulsory unit, and one of two optional units and the course assessment unit.

ESOL for Everyday Life (9 SCQF credit points) (compulsory unit)

In this unit you will:

ESOL in Work-Related Contexts (9 SCQF credit points)

In this unit you will:

ESOL in Study-Related Contexts (9 SCQF credit points)

In this unit you will:

How will I be assessed?

Course Assessment (6 SCQF credit points)

The course assessment has two components:

The question papers will assess your reading, writing and listening skills. 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 the compulsory and optional unit 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.

The performance will assess your skills in speaking and listening. You will initiate and support a conversation or discussion in English on a chosen topic.

Where can my parents find out more?

Your school will give your parents an Options or Choices information booklet, which has detailed information on the curriculum and the individual subjects or courses you can study. It will also invite them along to a Parents’ Information Evening.

They can also read the information leaflet(s):

Highers in a Nutshell - ESOL (CfE Higher)