What is special about this course?
The course prepares students for further study or career progression by developing skills in critical thinking, literacy and communication. The course requires students to:
- Write a portfolio of two essays. One will be a “discursive” essay, which aims to argue for a certain idea, and the other will be a reflective or creative essay
- Analyse non-fiction texts, such as news articles, and discuss how the writer uses language
- Study two fictional texts - usually a novel and a collection of poetry - and understand the bigger ideas and messages contained within the stories
- Sit a final end-of-year exam
- National 5 English is preferred
- Individual applications will be considered
How will I study my course?
How long will my course last?
One or two academic sessions.
This course is usually held as an Evening class at the Thurso campus from 6pm - 9pm over 32 weeks, with attendance once a week from September – May.
Where can I study my course?
Annually in early September.
For the latest information on fees please see our fees policy.
What can I do on completion of my course?
Higher English is an entry requirement for a large number of University courses and is a valued qualification by many employers. Students who enjoy the literature part of the course may find the following University of the Highlands and Islands courses of particular interest:
Is there more information available online?
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