English Higher


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This course enables learners to communicate, be critical thinkers, develop cultural awareness and be creative.

You will produce a creative portfolio of two essays: a discursive/persuasive essay on an issue; and a personal reflective or creative essay in which you will demonstrate creative writing skills. The course fosters an appreciation of language awareness and of a wide range of literature.


Level SCQF 6


  • Online, Tuesday evenings 6-9pm
  • Optional tutorial 5-6pm
  • This course is open to the public


Location Blended Online Learning

Duration 1 Year


Course content...

You will use creative and critical thinking to synthesise ideas and arguments; to develop critical literacy skills, personal, interpersonal and team-working skills and independent learning, and to enhance your enjoyment and understanding of your own and other cultures.

What next...

Higher English is an entry requirement for a large number of University courses and is qualification valued by many employers.


Entry requirements...

You will have achieved 3 passes at National 5 in a related subject area, for example a literary subject. Or, you must demonstrate an appropriate standard of written communication. Entry to this course will require a satisfactory reference.