Senior Phase Courses

In the senior phase, we offer National 3, 4 and 5 English; Higher English and National 4 Media. National 5 Media will be delivered from the start of the 2018-19 session due to popular demand. These courses have proved successful in encouraging our learners to fulfil their potential in English and gain the qualifications they need for their post-school destination. Below are details of the course timelines.

National 3/4/5 English

 

Month

Tasks to be completed by the end of the month

Jun

National 5 Literacy assessments

N5 Spoken Language Unit (double banked with N5 literacy assessment)

N3, 4 Speaking assessment (double banked with N5 literacy assessment)

N4 Added Value Unit

Persuasive essay plan

Aug

Draft 1 persuasive essay

Sept

 

Draft 2 persuasive essay

Poems 1 and 2 analysed

Practice textual analysis on poems 1 and 2

Oct

 

Final draft persuasive essay (double bank as N3, 4, 5 writing assessment)

N3/4 reading assessment

Nov

Personal reflective plan

Personal reflective draft 1

Extended text study complete

Practice critical essay

N3/4 listening assessment

Dec

Personal reflective draft 2

Poems 3 and 4 analysed

Practice textual analysis on poems 3 and 4

Practice critical essay

Jan

N5 Prelim

Feb

Personal reflective final draft

Mar

Complete folio submitted (exact date TBC)

Personal reflective final draft

Poems 5 and 6 analysed

Practice textual analysis on poems 5 and 6

Apr

Unit assessment re-sit

Timed practice papers

May

EXAM!

NB: 1 period a week will focus on Reading for Understanding, Analysis and Evaluation.

Higher English

Month Tasks to be completed by the end of the month

Jun

Benchmark reading assessment (Empire Antarctica)
Benchmark listening assessment (Famine)
Persuasive essay plan

Oct

Final draft persuasive essay (double bank as writing assessment)
Reading assessment (“The Dandyâ€)

Dec

Personal reflective draft 2
Poems 3 and 4 analysed
Practice textual analysis on poems 3 and 4
Practice critical essay

Mar Complete folio submitted (exact date TBC)
Personal reflective draft 2
Poems 5 and 6 analysed
Practice textual analysis on poems 5 and 6
Apr Unit assessment re-sit
Timed practice papers
May EXAM
Aug Draft 1 persuasive essay

Sept

Draft 2 persuasive essay
Poems 1 and 2 analysed
Practice textual analysis on poems 1 and 2

   
Jan Prelim
Feb Personal reflective final draft
Listening assessment (Jane Eyre)

Nov

Speaking assessment
Personal reflective plan
Personal reflective draft 1
Extended text study complete
Practice critical essay

 

NB: 1 period a week will focus on Reading for Understanding, Analysis and Evaluation.

National 4 Media

Month

Tasks to be completed by the end of the month

Jun

Focus on learning Media terminology

Aug -Oct

Creation and production unit: create a documentary about St David’s High School

Oct -Dec

Analysis and evaluation: analyse the use of camera angles an mise en scene in a film

Jan- March

Added Value Unit: research how adverts persuade their target audience and create an advert that persuades its target audience

Apr-May

Further film and television analysis and creation