Higher English

Course Content

This intensive course requires a strong level of commitment to 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 by 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 attend classes weekly and commit to a further 3 hours of self study every week, to fulfil 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 fulfil 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

    22 Aug 2022

  • SCQF Level


  • Duration

    32 Weeks

  • Subject Area

    National Qualifications

  • 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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