National 5 English

Course Content

You will study a range of non-fiction and quality literature, using a range of skills and techniques to help analyse and evaluate, which will prepare you to sit the National 5 English exam.

It provides flexible study options, allowing you to attend on-campus classes at Gardyne Campus one evening per week from 6 pm to 9 pm or study independently as a distance learner. Regardless of your chosen study method, you will have access to all course materials and checks to track your progress. You must be on campus for assessments, prelims and exams.

  • Evening (6-9 pm) or distance learning models available
  • Tutor support provided
  • 2-3 hours of self-study expected per week
  • Assessment, prelim and exam held on campus

Entry Requirements

National 4 English or equivalent. Some applicants will be required to pass a diagnostic test. Distance learning students are expected to have access to a computer with a camera, sound and headphones

Method of Assessment

  • Coursework
  • Spoken language unit
  • Externally assessed portfolio and end exam
  • A satisfactory prelim mark must be achieved in order to sit the exam

Future Prospects

  • Higher English
  • Further study
  • Employment
  • Training
Course Overview
  • Study Type

    Work-based/Flexible Learning

  • Campus

    Off Site

  • Start Date

    19 Aug 2024

  • 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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