English Nat 4

Course structure

The course is made up of four mandatory units:
• English: Analysis and Evaluation
• English: Production and Creation
• Literacy
• English: Assignment

The course provides learners with the opportunity to develop their listening and talking, reading and writing skills in order to understand and use language effectively.

English: Analysis and Evaluation

The purpose of this unit is to provide learners with the opportunity to develop listening and reading skills in familiar contexts. Learners develop the skills needed to understand, analyse and evaluate simple but detailed language, through the study of straightforward texts in language, literature and media contexts.

English: Creation and Production

The purpose of this unit is to provide learners with the opportunity to develop talking and writing skills in familiar contexts. Learners develop the skills needed to create and produce simple but detailed language in both written and oral form.

Literacy

The purpose of this unit is to provide learners with the opportunity to develop listening and talking, reading and writing skills in a variety of familiar forms relevant for learning, life and work.

Learners will develop their skills to read, listen to and understand straightforward texts. Learners will develop the ability to express simple but detailed information and ideas through talk and in writing which is technically accurate.

All four skills will be developed using straightforward texts which are likely to be functional/informational.

Added Value Unit: English: Assignment

The purpose of this Added Value Unit is to provide learners with the opportunity to apply and integrate their language skills in English. The English Added Value Assignment enables learners to plan and research a chosen topic in a familiar context, using their reading and writing skills, in order to develop their own skills and personal interests in language, literature or media. The Added Value English Assignment provides learners with the opportunity to present their findings using their listening and talking or writing skills.

Course Assessment

Learners must pass all units which are assessed internally. At National 4 courses are not graded.
Progression

On successful completion of this Course, the learner could progress to:
National 5 English: Literacy (National 5) Unit; National 4/5 Media; National 4/5 Scottish Studies


For further information contact Mrs C Poller PT English