Why take this course?
National 4 English offers pupils the opportunity to develop straightforward language skills in the contexts of literature, language and media.
What will I learn?
This course has four mandatory units:
English: Analysis and Evaluation (National 4)
The purpose of this Unit is to provide pupils with the opportunity to develop listening and reading skills in the contexts of literature, language and media. Pupils develop the skills needed to understand, analyse and evaluate straightforward texts.
English: Creation and Production (National 4)
The purpose of this Unit is to provide pupils with the opportunity to develop talking and writing skills in familiar contexts. Pupils develop the skills needed to create and produce straightforward texts in both written and oral forms.
Literacy (National 4)
The purpose of this Unit is to develop the pupils’ reading, writing, listening and talking skills in a variety of forms relevant for learning, life and work. Pupils develop the ability to understand straightforward ideas and information presented orally and in writing. Pupils also develop the ability to communicate ideas and information orally and in writing with technical accuracy.
Added Value Unit: English Assignment (National 4)
The purpose of this Added Value Unit is to provide pupils with the opportunity to apply their language skills to investigate and report on a chosen topic. This assignment will allow the pupil to exercise personalisation and choice, as well as stimulating a greater breadth and depth of knowledge of a challenging topic or issue.
How will I be assessed?
To achieve the National 4 English Course, pupils must pass all of the required Units, including the Added Value Unit.