Higher English

Course Content

This course requires a strong level of commitment and study to develop skills of understanding, analysing and evaluating the language of quality non fiction and literature (drama, short stories, novels and poetry). Learners will develop skills to produce increasingly sophisticated communications, such as written and spoken language. The course is delivered in modules one evening a week with ongoing assessment. This course is also offered through Distance Learning with online tutor support. 

Entry Requirements

Entry to this course is at the discretion of the college, however we expect applicants to have attained a minimum of a B pass at National 5 English or an equivalent level of study. Some applicants will be required to pass a diagnostic test and short interview to confirm suitability for the programme. Applicants are expected to commit to a further 3 hours of self study every week, to fulfill course work requirements. 

Method of Assessment

Internal assessment, externally marked portfolio and exams. A satisfactory mark must be achieved in the prelim, to be presented for the final exam.

Future Prospects

A pass at Higher English may fulfill one of the requirements for access to university or other education/training.

Course Overview
  • Study Type

    Part-Time Evening/Weekends

  • Campus

    Gardyne Campus

  • Start Date

    24 Aug 2020

  • SCQF Level


  • Duration

    32 Weeks

  • Subject Area

    Access & Essential Skills

  • Course Fee


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

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