English and Literacy

Kirkcaldy High School

Higher English

In Higher English you will:

  • Develop key communication and literacy skills through reading, writing, talking and listening
  • Understand, analyse and evaluate a wide range of texts across language, literature and the media, including Scottish texts
  • Create and produce detailed texts of different types

To study this subject you should:

  • Be studying at, or have already passed National 5 English
  • Want to develop your language and communication skills to help you in later life and work

Recommended Curriculum links if you study English:
History, Modern Studies, Drama, RMPS

Where can I go next if I study English?
College, university or employment in areas such as: Journalism, Teaching, Law, Creative Writing, Communication, Media Studies, Web Content, Public Relations + many more.

Further Information:

SQA specifications for Higher English

BBC Bitesize Revise and Learn – Higher English

The National Parent Forum of Scotland – Higher Summary

Pupil Resources:

Critical Terminology

Higher English RUAE Support Booklet KHS 2020

Higher Critical Essay – All the Little Loved Ones by Dilys Rose

Higher Scottish Text – Poetry by Norman MacCaig

“The Crucible” – Revision Guide

“The Crucible” – PowerPoint

“The Crucible” – Student Workbook

“The Crucible” – Revision Summary

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