Pupils have been issued with a letter detailing the key dates for English assessments and deadlines this session.
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Updated guidance on Writing Portfolio submission
For the Course assessment at National 5 and Higher, you are required to submit a portfolio containing two pieces of writing, which is externally assessed by the SQA. This will be submitted to your teacher by Friday 10 March 2017.
Please be aware that the SQA has updated the template used to produce hard copies of your portfolio for submission.
You can type directly onto the template, or you can copy and paste your writing from another file.
Both portfolio pieces should be contained within one template, with a clear indication of where each piece of writing starts. We recommend using the headings DISCURSIVE and CREATIVE.
The template has a straightforward format and is set up with a common font and font size; however these can be altered if required.
Please make sure that all content is contained inside the margin lines of the template, as this is important to ensure accurate scanning.
Your Scottish Candidate Number (SCN), and a page number, must be added to the foot of every page in the template, using the boxes provided. These are for the purposes of identification.
It is recommended that the portfolio pieces are printed double-sided, but please do not use staples to collate the pages, as this will disrupt the scanning process.
Please also ensure that your work is printed clearly (e.g. no print leakage) so that it is legible.
Easter School Reminder
Easter Study Support
There will be Easter study support sessions for both National 5 and Higher English.
Tuesday 7 April – 9:00-12:45
Higher Close Reading with Mr MacLean
Wednesday 8 April – 9:00-10:45
National 5 Close Reading with Miss Bradley
Wednesday 8 April – 11:00-12:45
National 5 ‘Tally’s Blood’ with Miss Bradley
You must register to attend these sessions so please return your forms to the office by Monday 30 March.
Please collect materials from Mr MacLean/Miss Bradley in the last week of term.
In order for completed work to be submitted to the SQA, the following deadlines will apply:
National 5 Writing Portfolio to class teacher by Wednesday 12 March
Higher/Intermediate 2/Intermediate 1 Folio to class teacher by Wednesday 26 March