English Higher

What is special about this course?

This qualification is one of the most required for entry to Higher Education and Degree courses.

You will develop and extend your knowledge in a range of reading skills through studying, analysing and responding to a wide variety of informational, literacy and media texts which contain complex ideas.

Entry requirements

  • Achievement of National 5 English

  • Candidates who have not achieved qualifications at the appropriate level may be required to take an entrance test.  You should apply for this course and sit the entrance test (if necessary) as soon as possible.

  • You will develop reading, writing, listening and talking skills.
  • Listening skills are practised in a variety of contexts which will arise as part of language and literacy study in the course, for example watching broadcasts and group discussions of texts.
  • Writing skills will be developed by employing different registers, formats and styles to fulfil a variety of purposes.
  • Talking skills will be practised in a variety of contexts which will arise as part of the language and literacy study in the course, for example, presenting information and opinions and discussion of issues and texts.

How will I study my course?

  • Evening
  • Online

Develop skill and education in a flexible way - our course is designed to be inspiring and engaging - your own location is no barrier to enrolling on this course. All you need is access to a computer and wifi. 

Remote delivery is the new era for increasing your education. Study this course remotely, with remote tutorials on Tuesday evenings 6 pm – 8 pm.

How long will my course last?

9 Month

 

 

Where can I study my course?

    • Thurso
    • Alness
    • Dornoch

Start date

September

Fees

Scottish Fee RUK* Fee International Fee
£360 £1200 £1200

Full-Time Study

Full-time students will automatically receive the fee waiver if they are eligible from the information they have provided on their course application form.

If you have been living in the UK for at least three years, are an ordinary resident in Scotland before the course start date it is likely that you will not have to pay fees for your full-time course. Please check our fee waiver policy for more information.

Fees are payable on enrolment each academic year.

Some of our courses require students to have essential equipment/clothing please check with your course tutor on your requirements.

Please get in touch with nhcfinance@uhi.ac.uk if you have any further questions on fees.

*Rest of UK (students typically domiciled in the rest of the UK (England, Wales and N. Ireland, including Channel Islands and the Isle of Man), with a term-time address in Scotland.

Part-Time Study

A Fee Waiver could be available to help with the payment of course fees depending on your personal circumstances, please check our fee waiver policy to see if you are eligible.

Fees are payable on enrolment each academic year.

Some of our courses require students to have essential equipment/clothing please check with your course tutor.

Please contact nhcfinance@uhi.ac.uk  if you have any further questions on fees.

Funding

 

 

What can I do on completion of my course?

Higher English can be used as an entry qualification for a wide range of courses, in particular primary and secondary teacher training courses. 

Alternatively, study of the subject itself can be continued through progression to a specific course such as BA Literature.

Is there more information available online?

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I want to start in 2022/23

We are delighted that you are thinking about studying at UHI North Highland. UHI North Highland operates a fair and open admissions system committed to equality of opportunity and non-discrimination. We consider all applications on merit and on the basis of ability to achieve, without discrimination on grounds of age, disability, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity status, race, religion and/or belief, sex, sexual orientation or socio-economic background. We welcome applications from all prospective students and aim to provide appropriate and efficient services to students with disabilities.