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English - additional resources for Session 2020-21

National 5, Higher and Advanced Higher

Session 2020-21 All levels  |  May 2021

National 5, Higher & Advanced Higher overview of available resources  (pdf)

National 5

Session 2020-21 National 5  |  April 2021

National 5 overview of US materials for RUAE, critical reading and portfolio  (pdf)

Session 2020-21 National 5  |  December 2020

We have created pre-recorded webinars for National 5 English question paper 1 reading for understanding, analysis and evaluation and question paper 2 critical reading (Scottish text). These pre-recorded webinars provide guidance on marking and how to apply marking principles. These pre-recorded webinars and accompanying presentations can be found on SQA’s secure website. You can access them through your SQA co-ordinator.

Audio presentation (ppsx)  (External link to SQA website)

Higher

Session 2020-21 Higher |  May 2021

Overview of US materials for RUAE, critical reading and portfolio  (pdf)

Session 2020-21 Higher  |  March 2021 SQA Secure website

We have created pre-recorded webinars for Higher English question paper 1 reading for understanding, analysis and evaluation and question paper 2 critical reading (Scottish text). These pre-recorded webinars provide guidance on marking and how to apply marking principles. These pre-recorded webinars and accompanying presentations can be found on SQA’s secure website. You can access them through your SQA co-ordinator.

  • English Higher question paper 2 – Critical Reading/Scottish text: pre-recorded webinar and accompanying presentation. 

Advanced Higher

Session 2020-21 Advanced Higher  |  May 2021

2020-21 Advanced Higher English Literary Study - additional guidance (pdf)

Session 2020-21 Advanced Higher  |  April 2021

Advanced Higher overview of US materials for dissertation (pdf)

Dissertation  |  2020-21 (All links open as PDF files except where indicated otherwise)
Advanced Higher Dissertation, guidance on marking (webinar recording)  (48:41, mp4) (External link to SQA website)
Advanced Higher Dissertation, guidance on marking presentation (accompanies webinar)  (pptx)
Candidate 1     How does Catholicism influence relationships in Brideshead Revisited?
Candidate 2    Comparative analysis of psychological impacts resulting from life under totalitarian rule in ‘Nineteen Eighty-Four’ and ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’
Candidate 3   A critical comparison of Poe’s exploration of madness in ‘The Tell-tale Heart’, ‘The Black Cat’ and ‘The Fall of the House of Usher’
Candidate 4  An exploration of how Thomas Hardy uses characterisation, symbolism and key events in ‘Far from the Madding Crowd’ and ‘Tess of the D’Urbervilles’ to convey his condemnation of the treatment of women in the Victorian era
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