National 5 and Higher English students undertake work on analysing Literature through writing Critical Essays and answering questions on the ‘Scottish Text’ element of the course. Non-fiction RUAE tasks develop transferable comprehension skills. A Folio of work contains Discursive and Creative work which is submitted to the exam board in March. In these vital examination years, students are encouraged to reflect upon their work and form individual targets for improvement. A targeted Supported Study programme enhances students’ opportunities for success, and is successfully combined with Easter Revision Booklets, Prelim Feedback and a Higher Talk support group.
Advanced Higher English students study Literature and Textual Analysis for their examination, while being encouraged during the year to take part in theatre and book festival excursions. They produce a Folio of Creative Writing and a Dissertation on texts of personal interest. Students visit Glasgow University Library to gain valuable research skills and Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museums to support their creative writing.