What's Next? Preparing for National 5 and Higher

What Now?

Use the guidelines below to help you prepare for your future studies in English


For Pupils going on to study National 5:

v Read one of the texts you may be studying next year:
Ø Bold Girls by Rona Munro
Ø The Cone Gatherers by Robin Jenkins
Ø Kidnapped by Robert Louis Stevenson
Ø Macbeth by William Shakespeare
Ø Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck

v Read some poetry by the set poets or use the internet to find out about them:
Ø Carol Ann Duffy
Ø Norman MacCaig
Ø Edwin Morgan
Ø Jackie Kay

v Use BBC Bitesize to find out about and practise the skills for National 5


For Pupils going on to study Higher:

v Read one of the texts you may be studying next year:
Ø The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Ø The Cone Gatherers by Robin Jenkins
Ø Othello by William Shakespeare
Ø Hamlet by William Shakespeare

v Read some poetry by the following poets or use the internet to find out about them:
Ø Philip Larkin
Ø Norman MacCaig
Ø Edwin Morgan
Ø Liz Lochhead
Ø Seamus Heaney

v Use the SQA guidelines to find out about the skills needed for Higher.
Ø Take care to use this link to access the correct information:
http://www.sqa.org.uk/sqa/47904.html

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