Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Youtube Channel Video: Knowledge Builder 1

Available on the rhsenglish Youtube channel: a new video to help with revision of a key sequence from the 2007 film "I am Legend".

Saturday, January 31, 2015

Youtube Channel Video: Skills Booster 1

Available on the rhsenglish Youtube channel: a new video to help with the structure and timing of critical essay paragraphs in the National 5 and Higher English exams.

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Update: Intermediate/Higher Page (2014 Past papers)

The links to the SQA past papers for the 2014 Higher, Intermediate 2 and Intermediate 1 English exams are now in the "Exams" section of the Intermediate/Higher page. Here are the direct links to the latest papers:

*NEW link 2014 Intermediate 1 (SQA): Close Reading & Critical Essay .pdf 
*NEW link 2014 Intermediate 2 (SQA): Close Reading & Critical Essay .pdf
*NEW link 2014 Higher (SQA): Close Reading & Critical Essay .pdf

Update: Intermediate/Higher Page

I've updated the layout of the Intermediate/Higher page (for the "old" National Qualifications). Each section now gives a clear indication of the part(s) of the course the resources support. Check it out here.

I'm not going to be teaching the "new" Higher course until the 2015/2016 school year but I'll try to update that page when I get a second.

Monday, April 14, 2014

National 5 English Exam: 2014

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The National 5 English exam is on Wednesday 30th April 2014. There are two papers:
Reading for Analysis and Evaluation 1pm-2pm
Critical Reading 2.20pm-3.50pm
I've updated some of the links on the S3/S4 page to provide more revision support; here's a selection of the new ones:
National 5 - Reading for UAE (SQA): Specimen Question Paper
National 5 - Critical Reading (SQA): Specimen Question Paper
National 5 - Critical Reading (SQA): Additional Questions

SQA Digital Question Papers
The Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) set the exams for National 5 pupils. There are no past papers as this is a new course - the Credit Close Reading papers from Standard Grade will help with exam revision, as will the Close Reading and Critical Essay papers from Intermediate 2.
2012 Close Reading - Standard Grade Credit (SQA): Passage .pdf
2012 Close Reading - Standard Grade Credit (SQA): Questions .pdf

2012 Close Reading - Intermediate 2 (SQA): Passage & Questions .pdf 

2013 Close Reading - Standard Grade Credit (SQA): Passage .pdf
2013 Close Reading - Standard Grade Credit (SQA): Questions .pdf

Thursday, April 03, 2014

National 5: Reading



https://www.dropbox.com/s/i2idbjsqxac0ez2/Language%20Strategies%20%28National%204%265%29.pdf
New! A guide to help structure responses to Reading for Understanding, Analysis and Evaluation questions at National 5. Download your copy here.

Intermediate 2/Higher Revision Kit 2014

The Higher/Intermediate 2 Revision Kit is ready now! Download the files onto a memory stick or collect a CD in class!