This qualification is one of the most commonly-required for entry to Higher Education and Degree courses. You will develop and extend a range of reading skills through studying, analysing and responding to a wide variety of informational, literary and media texts which contain complex ideas.
The candidate would be expected to have achieved English SCQF Level 5 (C270 11, C724 75 or equivalent). An entrance test must be undertaken by those candidates who have not achieved an appropriate English course. You should apply for this course and sit the entrance exam - if necessary - prior to 16th August. Early application is advisable as places will be limited. Entry will be at the discretion of the college.
This course consists of the following two units which are internally assessed and a written folio and exam - both external assessed by SQA.
You will develop reading , writing, listening and talking skills:
A great deal of student participation will be undertaken through the virtual learning environment (VLE) discussion board.
This course is delivered as a taught class by blended learning, including the use of video conferencing from your local learning centre, and the virtual learning environment (VLE), which is called Blackboard.
Materials will be provided as a mixture of paper-based and through the VLE, Blackboard. You will work through the learning materials and complete tasks as requested by your tutor.
During induction students will learn how to use the VLE, which is an integral part of the course delivery.
The evening sessions, which you will attend from your local learning centre, are mandatory. Further to these, you will be expected to join a one hour online tutorial once a week; this can be done from your local learning centre or from home if you have the required technology and internet connection. Please contact your local learning centre for more information on times. There is also an element of self-study which will be required each week; students should allow at least 2 hours per week for this.
To gain the award of the course, students must achieve all the component units, complete a written folio and the external exam.
Completion of the course will require approximately 160 hours of study, through a combination of taught classes, online tutorials and self-study.
The course will start at the end of August of each year. Please contact your local centre for more details on precise dates.
For the latest information on fees please see our fees policy.
English Higher can be used as an entry qualification for a wide range of courses, in particular Social Science courses. Alternatively, study of the subject itself can be continued through progression to a specific course such as BA Literature.
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To enrol, or for further information on this course, please contact your local Argyll College Centre
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