Assessment

Assessment in the Senior Phase: Prelim, Folio, SQA Exam & internal assessments

 

Prelim + Exam for National 5 and Higher

Paper I of the exam – Reading For U, A & E – requires pupils to analyse a complex non-fiction text (an editorial style broad sheet newspaper article) and answer questions about the ideas, the writer’s use of language and its impact (Understanding, Analysis and Evaluation).  Paper II of the exam – Critical Reading – requires pupils to write one Critical Essay  in response to an unseen question without access to the original literary text (a poem, a play, a novel or a short story studied in class) and then complete a series of Textual Analysis Questions on a Scottish Set Text ( also studied in class).

 

Prelim  (National 5 + Higher)

            Paper 1: Reading for U, A and E (30%)

Paper 2: Critical Reading (40%)

1 x Critical Essay; 1x Textual Analysis of a Scottish Set Text

For S4: May to mimic the exam experience of the SQA exam
For S5: for November/December and mimics the challenge of the SQA exam.

Exam (National 5 + Higher)

            Paper 1: Reading for U, A and E (30%)

Paper 2: Critical Reading (40%)

1 x Critical Essay; 1x Textual Analysis of a Scottish Set Text

Final SQA Exam will be in May.

Folio (National 5 + Higher)

The folio is 30 % of the overall award. It is completed throughout the course and submitted to the exam board in the Spring.
1 broadly creative piece and  1 broadly discursive  piece
1000 words for National 5.
1300 words for Higher.

 

National 5 & Higher: must  also complete Spoken Language internal assessment in order to gain full award.

 

 

 Assessment for National 4:

Literacy Outcomes                Reading, Writing, Talking & Listening                   assessed internally/UASP

Understanding & Analysis    Listening & Reading for Understanding & Analysis   assessed internally/UASP

Creation & Production         Solo Talk & Writing                                                     assessed internally/UASP

Added Value Project             Displaying independent application of skills              assessed internally

 

 

Assessment for Advanced Higher:

In Advanced Higher pupils analyse and write critically about selected and unseen literary texts (the Exam: 40%); produce creative writing across a range of genres (the Folio: 30%) and undertake independent literary research (the Dissertation Project: 30%).