A Guide to National 5
There are 2 units in this course:
- Understanding Language: Reading and Listening
- Using Language : Talking and Writing
We cover 4 contexts throughout these units:
Society – Family/Friends/Lifestyle/Media
Learning – Education
Employability – Jobs/Work/CVs
Culture – Planning a trip/Other countries/Special events, festivals/Literature/Film, TV
Assessment – There are 4 components
There will be assessments throughout the year in all 4 skills – Reading/Listening/Talking & Writing
These will be marked by your class teacher and feedback will be given to you to help you improve.
Component 1 : You will prepare a presentation followed up with a conversation which will count as part of your Final Exam. This will be done with your class teacher in March and marked internally. This is worth 25% of your final grade and will cover at least 2 of the contexts.
Component 2 : You will prepare a piece of writing on a topic of your choice (120-200 words) which will count as part of your Final Exam. This will be done with your class teacher but marked externally. This is worth 12.5% of your final grade and will cover one of the contexts.
Component 3: a Reading & Writing Paper worth 25% and 12.5% consecutively.
Component 4 : a Listening Paper worth 25%
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