S3 & S4 English
In S3, pupils begin working towards National 5, sitting the Course assessment at the end of S4. The N5 course focuses on further developing skills in Reading, Writing, Listening and Talking through the delivery of two units, Analysis and Evaluation, and Creation and Production. In the former, they continue to develop the skills required to analyse both non-fiction and fiction texts; in the latter, they continue to develop their presentation/discussion skills and their ability to engage others in their writing in various forms such as personal, creative and persuasive.
Course assessment provides the basis for grading attainment in the Course award (A-D). The course assessment comprises a Writing Folio, worth 30%, and an exam which assesses skills in Reading for Understanding, Analysis and Evaluation (Language), and Critical Reading (Literature).