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.
This year’s WORLD BOOK DAY is just two days away.
All S1 pupils are being encouraged to dress up as their favourite book characters. Staff will also be taking part. Watch this space for pictures…
The Summer holidays may approaching, but we are already organising an exciting trip for the new session!
We are delighted have secured 30 tickets to two fantastic author events at the Edinburgh International Book Festival on Wednesday 26 August. Places are being offered to National 5 pupils at a cost of £10.
The first event is ‘From Page to Stage with Keith Gray & Carl Miller’. Keith Gray’s Ostrich Boys is an extraordinary award-winning novel about friendship, loss and suicide. It’s recently been adapted for theatre by acclaimed playwright Carl Miller and the play has been performed to sell-out audiences in both the UK and South Korea. Keith and Carl will talk about the pleasures, pitfalls, responsibilities and rewards of adapting a book for the stage.
This will be followed by ‘Patrick Ness: The Rest of Us Just Live Here’. Not everyone gets to be the Chosen One who will save the day. Most of us are like Mikey, just living our lives the best way we can. Award-winning author Patrick Ness’ bold and irreverent new novel, The Rest of Us Just Live Here, powerfully reminds us that there are many different ways to be remarkable. This will be a chance to listen to one of the finest authors writing books for young people today.
To secure a place, please ask your teacher, Mr MacLean or Mrs Lumsden for a parental consent form and return this, along with the payment, ASAP.
Following a lengthy trial in Room 125 earlier this morning, presided over by Judge Gollan, T.J. Avery was found not guilty of murdering Jim Lee Barnett.
In her summing up, Judge Gollan, argued that the prosecution case was weak and that T.J. Avery was now a free man. Congratulations to the defence team!
Students from Ross High made the news for real on Thursday 19 March 2015 as they took part in BBC School Report.
You can watch their news report below:
For more information on BBC School Report you can click on the image or scan the QR Code.
As has become tradition at Ross High, the English department have been busy creating colourful and imaginative costumes of famous literary characters to celebrate World Book Day 2015.
Can you guess who’s who?
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The ‘Ross Rocks Reading’ challenge has begun…
Please click Ross Rocks Reading on the menu to visit the project blog and find out more.