Glenrothes High School

Glenrothes High School

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English

 Studying From Home.

In the event of school closure please follow the instructions below for each year group to continue your studies at home.

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KS3 English

KS3 English Skills Series One PDF icon

KS3 English Skills Series Two PDF icon

KS3 English Skills Series Three PDF icon

KS3 English Skills Series Four PDF icon

National 5: Carol Ann Duffy

Mrs Midas PDF icon

War Photographer PDF icon

Originally PDF icon

The Way my Mother Speaks PDF icon

The Way my Mother Speaks 2 PDF icon

Valentine PDF icon

Mrs Tilcher's Class 1 PDF icon

Mrs Tilcher's Class 2 PDF icon

National 5: Cormac McCarthy

The Road, opening PDF icon

The Road Section 2 PDF icon

The Road Section 3 PDF icon

The Road Section 4 p108-158 PDF icon

The Road Section 5 PDF icon

The Road Section 6 PDF icon

Higher: Norman McCraig

Aunt Julia PDF icon

Assisi PDF icon

Visiting Hour Revision Booklet PDF icon

Brooklyn Cop Revision Booklet 

Basking Shark 2018 PDF icon

Hotel Room Revision Booklet PDF icon

S1 English Page Web icon

SQA Information

Link to SQA site for Nat 3, Nat 4, Nat 5, Higher and Advanced Higher English past papers and guidelines Web icon

Link to SQA site for Scots Language module guidelines Web icon

Link to SQA site for Nat 4 and Nat 5 Media past papers and guidelines Web icon

Why should you chose this subject?

The skills in learn in English will not only help you in all your other subjects but throughout your life.

Whatever other subjects you have choose, good literacy skills will be required if you are to be successful in learning and in many assessments.  Colleges, universities and employers prefer those who have demonstrated a high standard of literacy.


What skills will you learn?
You will develop the four key Literacy skills of Reading, Writing, Listening and Talking in a variety of different contexts.

Reading: you will learn how to analyse texts both fiction and non-fiction.

Writing: you will learn to write in a variety of different styles, reflectively, imaginatively and functionally.

Talking and Listening: you will learn how to present a talk to an audience and how to discuss in a group. 

Literacy: you will continue to improve your core literacy skills.


What topics will you study?
The course will consist of eight units, with an assignment to be completed for each unit.

The units are Creative Writing, Drama, Film, Life Stories, Print Media, The Art of Persuasion, Poetry and Short Stories. 

You will have opportunities to explore Scottish texts, poetry, drama, novels, and films, as well as creating your own texts in a variety of formats. 

You will be expected to work with others and independently, in order to express and develop your own views on a wide range of topics.


What careers are available?
A good standard of literacy is needed for virtually any job. Your Talking skills will even help you prepare for interviews.

Excellence in English could lead you to a career in advertising, journalism, teaching, publishing, sales, computer game design, law, screenwriting, and many more.

Brooklyn Cop Revision Booklet 

S1 English Page Web icon

SQA Information

Link to SQA site for Nat 3, Nat 4, Nat 5, Higher and Advanced Higher English past papers and guidelines Web icon

Link to SQA site for Scots Language module guidelines Web icon

Link to SQA site for Nat 4 and Nat 5 Media past papers and guidelines Web icon


What skills will you learn?
You will develop the four key Literacy skills of Reading, Writing, Listening and Talking in a variety of different contexts.

Reading: you will learn how to analyse texts both fiction and non-fiction.

Writing: you will learn to write in a variety of different styles, reflectively, imaginatively and functionally.

Talking and Listening: you will learn how to present a talk to an audience and how to discuss in a group. 

Literacy: you will continue to improve your core literacy skills.


What topics will you study?
The course will consist of eight units, with an assignment to be completed for each unit.

The units are Creative Writing, Drama, Film, Life Stories, Print Media, The Art of Persuasion, Poetry and Short Stories. 

You will have opportunities to explore Scottish texts, poetry, drama, novels, and films, as well as creating your own texts in a variety of formats. 

You will be expected to work with others and independently, in order to express and develop your own views on a wide range of topics.


What careers are available?
A good standard of literacy is needed for virtually any job. Your Talking skills will even help you prepare for interviews.

Excellence in English could lead you to a career in advertising, journalism, teaching, publishing, sales, computer game design, law, screenwriting, and many more.