English Course Structure National 3 to National 5 Key Skills - Critical reading (comprehension and analysis) Textual Analysis (seen and unseen) Writing (different forms) Talking (both solo and in groups) Listening (which is now assessed ) Exam skills (vital ) Unit Structure National 3 National 4 National 5 English: Understanding English: Analysis and Evaluation Language English: Analysis and Evaluation English: Producing Language English: Creation and Production English: Creation and Production Literacy Literacy Portfolio of writing (30%) PLUS Added Value unit Assignment Final exam Unit Themes National 3 Drugs in Sport Charities Surveillance Healthy Eating. National 4 Drugs in Sport Charities Surveillance National 5 Prose (fiction and non-fiction) Poetry Drama Media Scottish Texts Unit Assessment - N3 – combined approach - N4 – combined approach - N5 – combined approach National 5 Combined Approach Key skill Literature : To Kill a Mockingbird and Strange Fruit Learners should be introduced to a range of texts and acquire the knowledge of genre features. Learners should develop skills in notemaking and annotating texts. Approach Assessment listen Strange Fruit, sung by Billie Holiday: Identify examples of word choice and imagery: Discuss within their groups their impressions: Annotate written copies of the poem and participate in a discussion (critical analysis) of how the poem uses word choice, imagery and structure. Detailed notes are taken which will form the basis of an essay. write a critical essay about the poem’s use of word choice, imagery and structure in handling the themes. Talking and listening also assessed through group discussion. English Added Value Assessments: - National 4 Added Value Unit - National 5 Course Assessment National 4 Added Value Unit Assignment Pupils investigate a topic. • Reading: select relevant information from at least two separate sources. • Writing: produce a report / essay (800 + words) • Talking and listening: present to a large group / respond to questions. National 5 – English Course Assessment • Question Paper- Reading: – Reading for Understanding, Analysis and Evaluation – Critical Reading • Critical essay • Scottish texts • Portfolio- writing National 5 – English Portfolio Of Writing • 30 marks in total – worth 30% of final mark. • Two essays: – Broadly Creative writing – Broadly Discursive writing – Learners must meet all submission deadlines. National 5 – English Question Paper - Reading • Two sections: • Section 1: Reading for Understanding, Analysis and Evaluation (30 marks) I hr • Section 2: Critical Reading (40 marks) 1 hr and 30 minutes. – Critical essay (20 marks) – Scottish text (20 marks) Assessment Schedule 2013/14 Aug13 N3 to N5 Timelines / Assessment Schedules. Oct 13 Unit Assessments Dec 13 Feb 13 March 13 Apr 13 N5 Prelim and final confirmation of presentation levels. N4 Unit assessments. Final Submission of N5 Portfolio of Writing (worth 30%) of final mark. Unit Assessments. Completion of all Unit re-assessments @ N3, N4 and N5 (including AVU.) N5 final external exam. N4 pupils begin N5 work. English What can I do to help my child?