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English Higher

(SCQF level 6)

Languages, Education and Humanities

Applications closed
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Mode of Study

Weekend

Start Date

1st Sep 2018, 32 weeks

1st Sep 2018, 32 weeks

Location

City Campus

Cost

£ 350

Overview

The course will prepare you for the Higher English course qualification.  As this is a fast track course, it is best suited to independent, self-motivated students who can work to a tight schedule, and dedicate 3-6 hours per week outside the college to self-study every week.  Successful completion of this course also gives automatic certification of Core Skill: Communication at SCQF level 6.

This course is placed on the Scottish Credit Qualifications Framework at Level 6. For more information on the framework visit www.scqf.org.uk/the-framework/.   

Entry requirements

Minimum entry requirements

  • You should have the skills, knowledge and understanding required OR
  • National 5 English course or relevant component units OR
  • Equivalent qualifications or experience

Additional selection requirements

  • After you have applied, you will be invited to the college for a group interview and to complete a short test in English. This is to check your suitability for this course.  In addition, you will be given a short presentation about the course, and have the opportunity to clarify course content and course workload. You will also be offered a short tour of the campus and facilities.

What you study

You will develop listening, talking, reading and writing skills to understand and use language. You will also develop your understanding of the complexities of language by studying a wide range of texts. The course also develops high levels of analytical thinking and understanding of the impact of language.

After the course

Careers

On successful completion of this course, you could progress to: 

  • other qualifications in English or related areas.
  • further study, employment and/or training.

Teaching

How the course is taught

As this is a fast track course, you will need to dedicate 3-6 hours per week in self-study in addition to class attendance. In class, you will participate actively in discussion, reading and written tasks focusing on the course and exam success.

Enrolment on this course also allows you to attend the optional Higher English tutorial class. This class is once a week 17.00-19.00 every Thursday during your course. There is no additional charge for this.

Assessment methods

The course is made up of a Course Assessment (H23H 76 English: Analysis and Evaluation) and two units (either H23T 76 English: Creation and Production or H6NS 76 English: Creation and Production with a Scottish Context).

  • Mode of Study:
    Weekend
  • Start Date:
    1st Sep 2018, 32 weeks
  • Location:
    City Campus
  • Cost:
    £ 350