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English

National 4

Course Information
The main purpose of the Course is to provide learners with the opportunity to develop
the skills of listening, talking, reading and writing in order to understand and use
language.
 
As learners develop their literacy skills, they will be able to process information more
easily, apply knowledge of language in practical and relevant contexts, and gain
confidence to undertake new and more challenging tasks in a variety of situations.
September 2014, version 1.1 5
 
The Course offers learners opportunities to develop and extend a wide range of skills.
In particular, the Course aims to enable learners to develop the ability to:
 
♦ listen, talk, read and write, as appropriate to purpose, audience and context
♦ understand, analyse and evaluate texts, as appropriate to purpose and audience in
the contexts of literature, language and media
♦ create and produce texts, as appropriate to purpose, audience and context
♦ plan and research, integrating and applying language skills as appropriate to
purpose, audience and context
♦ apply knowledge of language
National 5
Course Information
National 5 English aims to enable you to develop the ability to:
  • Listen, talk, read and write, as appropriate to purpose, audience and context
  • Understand, analyse and evaluate texts, including Scottish texts, as appropriate to purpose and audience in the contexts of literature, language and media
  • Create and produce texts, as appropriate to purpose, audience and context
  • Apply knowledge and understanding of language.
Exam Information
Reading for Understanding, Analysis and Evaluation
  • Exam time: 1 hour • Total marks: 30
  • Weighting in final grade: 30%
  • What you have to do: read a passage and answer questions about it.

Critical Reading
  • Exam time: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Total marks: 40 (20 for each section)
  • Weighting in final grade: 40%
  • What you have to do: Section 1: read an extract from one of the Scottish Texts which are set for National 5 and answer questions about it; Section 2: write an essay about a work of literature you have studied during your course.
Exam Date: 12th May 2017
Exam Time: 9:00 - 11:50
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Higher
Course Information
The main purpose of the Course is to provide learners with the opportunity to develop the skills of listening, talking, reading and writing in order to understand and use language.
 
As learners develop their literacy skills, they will be able to process information more easily, apply knowledge of language in practical and relevant contexts, and gain confidence to undertake new and more challenging tasks in a variety of situations.
 
Building on literacy skills, the Course develops understanding of the complexities of
language, including through the study of a wide range of texts. The Course develops high levels of analytical thinking and understanding of the impact of language.
 
The Course offers learners opportunities to develop and extend a wide range of skills. In particular, the Course aims to enable learners to develop the ability to:
  • Listen, talk, read and write, as appropriate to purpose, audience and context
  • Understand, analyse and evaluate texts, including Scottish texts, as appropriate to purpose and audience in the contexts of literature, language and media
  • Create and produce texts, as appropriate to purpose, audience and context
  • Apply knowledge and understanding of language
Exam Information
Component 1
  • Question paper: Reading for Understanding, Analysis andEvaluation, will have 30 marks.
  • Exam time: 1 hour 30 mins.
These 30 marks will be awarded for addressing the challenge of applying the reading
skills of understanding, analysis and evaluation to two non-fiction texts which are
connected by theme.

Component 2
  • Question paper ‘Critical Reading’, will have 40 marks.
  • Exam time: 1 hour 30 mins.
These 40 marks will be awarded for applying critical reading, knowledge and
understanding.

Exam date: 11th May 2017

Exam time: 9:00 - 12:20
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