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Higher English

The Higher English Course provides learners with the opportunity to develop listening, talking, reading and writing skills that will enable them to understand and use language. Building on literacy skills, Learners will develop their understanding of the complexities of language by studying a wide range of texts and building on their literacy skills. The course also develops high levels of analytical thinking and understanding of the impact of language.

The examples here can be viewed in web-page format where questions, marking instructions, responses and commentaries are grouped together: see Reading for Understanding, Analysis and Evaluation - Scottish Text - Critical Essay - Portfolio. Alternatively, all content is available to view or download from the PDF files page.

Performance-spoken language

Additional candidate evidence and commentaries for the Performance-spoken language component are available on this website. This material is for teachers, lecturers and assessors only and must be kept securely. Login details are required if you want to view it and these can be obtained from your SQA Coordinator.

Once you have the login details, enter them by clicking the Login button at the top-right of this page. You will need to navigate back to this page and should then be able to see the additional option in the menu, as shown below:

menu showing the additional option after entering login