Purpose and aims of the Course
The main purpose of the Course is to provide pupils with the opportunity to apply critical, analytical and evaluative skills to a wide range of complex and sophisticated texts from different genres. Pupils will develop sophisticated writing skills, responding to the way structure, form and language shape the overall meaning of texts.
Additionally, the Course provides personalisation and choice for pupils by allowing them to choose to develop skills in different types of writing, and by developing their awareness of the relationship between text and context in the analysis and evaluation of literary texts.
Course assessment structure
|Component 1||Question Paper: Literary Study||20 marks|
|Component 2||Question paper: Textual analysis||20 marks|
|Component 3||Portfolio – writing||30 marks|
|Component 4||Project – dissertation||30 marks|
|Total marks||100 marks|
This Course includes eight SCQF credit points to allow additional time for preparation for Course Assessment. The Course Assessment covers the added value of the Course.
The course is made up of two mandatory units. The main purpose of the Course is to provide learners with the opportunity to apply analytical and evaluative skills to a wide range of literary texts. Pupils interpret complex literary forms, produce sophisticated language and develop the skills outlined in the Units, which in turn can be delivered in a number of ways.
Analysis and Evaluation of Literary Texts
The purpose of this Unit is to provide pupils with opportunities to develop skills in the analysis and evaluation of a wide range of complex and sophisticated literary texts, as appropriate to purpose and audience.
Creation and Production
The purpose of this Unit is to provide pupils with opportunities to create a range of complex and sophisticated texts, as appropriate to different purposes and audiences.
Conditions of Award
To gain the award of the Course, the students must pass all of the Units as well as the Course Assessment.