Higher English

A one year course for students who wish to continue their study of English beyond Credit level.

The Higher English course –

  • develops further skills in reading, writing, listening and talk
  • allows students to reflect on ideas, relationships, feeling, points of view, motivation and on how language has been used to convey these

Recommended entry level

  • Standard Grade English at grades 1 or 2 (in all sections)
  • English Intermediate 2

Course content

The course contains 3 units of 40 hours.

Unit 1 (compulsory) Language –

  • Interpretation (close reading)
  • one essay – either reflective, discursive, creative or a report

Unit 2 (compulsory) Literary Study –

  • one Textual Analysis

Unit 3 (compulsory) Personal Study

  • a review on a text of the student’s own choice or
  • an investigation on an aspect of language or
  • a 10 – 15 minute presentation analysing an oral communication

Exam : Close Reading and 2 critical essays

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