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National 5 English (2019/20)

Course Content

Provides learners with the opportunity to develop the skills of listening, talking, reading and writing in order to understand and use language. A range of non-fiction and quality literature are used to develop skills of understanding, analysing and evaluating. Learners will develop the skills to produce communications in different styles and formats, including written and spoken language.

This course can be delivered in the evenings at Gardyne campus or by Distance Learning

Entry Requirements

National 4 English or equivalent. Entry to this course is at the discretion of the college, Some students will be required to pass a diagnostic test and short interview to confirm suitability for the programme. The distance learning programme is delivered online via the college's online learning platform, My Learning. Distance learning students are expected to have access to a computer with a camera, sound and headphones.

Future Prospects

Higher English, further study, employment or training.


Internal coursework and a spoken language unit, externally assessed portfolio and an end exam. The learner will provide evidence of their reading and writing skills and their ability to understand and use English language. Students are expected to be able to commit to a minimum further 3 hours of self study every week, to embed learning and fulfil course work requirements throughout the year. Students must achieve a satisfactory mark in the prelim, in order to be presented for the final exam.

How to Apply

Applications for our part-time courses are not currently open. If you would like further details, please contact us.

All course fees are reviewed annually, and subject to change. Published fees apply to the courses mode of delivery.

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