Pupils have been issued with a letter detailing the key dates for English assessments and deadlines this session.
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.
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.
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.
Ellie Bissett, 2W2, and Annie Bowman, 2S2, have taken Ross High over the 100,000,000 million mark for words read through Accelerated Reader! Congratulations to all our pupils on this fantastic achievement!
Thank you to all parents and staff who have promoted and encouraged personal reading this year. Pupils are evidently reading more regularly and we want to keep pushing this and aim high once again next session.
We have also beaten our target for books read, which now stands at 2027.
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