English and Literacy

Kirkcaldy High School

Advanced Higher English

The main aims of this course are to enable candidates to develop the ability to:

  • Read, write, talk and listen in complex and sophisticated contexts, as appropriate to
    purpose and audience
  • Understand, analyse, evaluate, and make connections between complex and
    sophisticated literary texts
  • Create and produce written texts as appropriate to purpose, audience and context,
    through the application of knowledge and understanding of complex and sophisticated

The broad structure of the course assessment allows candidates to demonstrate these skills
in a balanced way, although the importance of reading is emphasised and candidates are
encouraged to read widely.

Further Information:

SQA specifications for Advanced Higher English

SQA Past papers and marking instructions for AH English



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