English and Literacy

Kirkcaldy High School

National 5 English

In Nat 5 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, or have already achieved BGE Level 4, or National 4 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 National 5 English

The National Parent Forum of Scotland – National 5 Summary

Pupil Resources:

BBC Bitesize Learn and Revise – National 5 English

Critical Terminology

Education Scotland RUAE Booklet 2019

Nat 5 Critical Essay Unit – The Pedestrian by Ray Bradbury

Nat 5 Scottish Set Text – Poetry by Carol Ann Duffy

Nat 5 Critical Reading and Scottish Text – The Sailmaker by Alan Spence

Senior Study Skills Tips

National 5 English Prelim Checklist

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