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Title: Higher Still


1
Higher Still
  • In S5 and S6

2
Structure of the course
  • Three Internal Units
  • All units are subject to departmental moderation
  • All units are subject to SQA moderation
  • External Examination for Intermediate 1, 2,Higher
    and Advanced Higher
  • Access 2 and 3 have no external exam but are
    subject to SQA moderation

3
Three Internal Units
  • Unit 1 Language Study
  • Unit 2 - Literary Study
  • Unit 3 Personal Study

4
Unit 1 Language Study
  • Develops close reading skills
  • Develops writing skills
  • Develops understanding of the importance of our
    language in shaping ideas, thinking, society

5
Unit 2 - Literary Study
  • Develops an appreciation of literature
  • Develops understanding of society
  • Develops ability in critical analysis

6
Unit 3 Personal Study
  • Offers personal choice of study
  • Allows showcase of critical essay skills

7
Internal Units - assessment
  • Unit 1 Language Study
  • LO 1 Writing
  • Lo 2 Close Reading
  • Unit 2 - Literary Study
  • LO Textual Analysis
  • Unit 3 Personal Study
  • LO an essay on your choice of text

8
Internal Units - assessment
  • Writing re-drafted under supervision
  • Close Reading 1 hour NAB(national assessment
    bank)- 30 marks, unseen
  • Textual Analysis 45 minutes NAB 30 marks,
    unseen
  • Personal Study 1 hour, open book, 2 sides of A4
    notes CANNOT BE A DRAFT

9
Internal Units - assessment
  • Assessments - pass half marks
  • Re-Assessments - pass half marks
  • All re-assessments are different from the
    original assessment
  • And must be done within the allotted time
  • National Standards are strictly applied
  • All units are subject to moderation
  • Departmental moderation
  • SQA moderation

10
External Examination Higher
  • Two papers
  • Close Reading paper two thematically linked
    passages or, just the one
  • Duration one hour and a half
  • Critical Essay paper two essays, each one from a
    different genre
  • Duration one hour and a half
  • Success in the exam depends on reaching a score
    of half marks

11
External Examination Intermediate 2
  • Two papers
  • Close Reading paperone passage or, possibly,
    two linked passages
  • Duration one hour
  • Critical Essay paper two essays, each one from
    a different genre
  • Duration one hour and a half
  • Success in the exam depends on reaching a score
    of half marks

12
External Examination Intermediate 1
  • Two papers
  • Close Reading paper one passage
  • Duration 45 minutes
  • Critical Essay paper one essay only
  • Duration 45 minutes
  • Success in the exam depends on reaching a score
    of half marks

13
Assessment dates
  • Pre-level Close Reading NAB 20/9/07
  • Writing, genre 1 1/10/07
  • Close Reading NAB 25/10/07
  • Close Reading NAB(R) 6/12/07
  • Textual Analysis NAB 17/12/07
  • Textual Analysis NAB(R) 17/1/08
  • Prelims 28/1/08
  • Personal Study 18/2/08

  • 21/2/08
  • Personal Study (R) 3/3/08

  • 6/3/08
  • Writing genre 2 7/3/08
  • SQA examination 15/5/08

14
Departmental Procedures
  • All assessments are marked blind
  • Only SQA Candidate numbers identify the
    candidates
  • Marked strictly accordingly to SQA
    instructions/criteria
  • All assessments are moderated within the
    department
  • All units are subject to SQA moderation

15
Sixth Year
  • No unit attained in S5 can ever be taken away
    from you
  • However, candidates are required to take the
    internal assessments again as part of the
    coursework and as indicators of progress in S6.
  • Personal Study could be argued as an exception,
    but to safeguard against possible appeals, it is
    advised, since a greater maturity comes in S6,
    that Unit 3 is done again.

16
Appeals
  • If a teacher estimates that a pupil will achieve
    a B, and the pupil does not, then an appeal can
    be made.
  • However, estimates are based on the evidence a
    teacher has of how well the pupil has done in the
    session.
  • For an appeal to be successful, evidence from the
    whole course must be presented close reading,
    writing, critical essays, textual analysis,
    personal study, the prelim.
  • Pupils evidence must show success in all areas
    of the course to appeal successfully.
  • Most of this evidence, ideally, should be from
    work done unseen and timed.
  • Only the school can appeal parents or pupils
    have no rights in this.
  • Therefore, ensure that all work done in school
    under exam conditions (NABs, prelim, critical
    essay) or supervision (writing, Personal Study)
    is in school before you leave.

17
The courses expectations of you
  • All work undertaken with commitment
  • 100 attendance
  • All work caught up if absent (plague)
  • All deadlines met
  • Any questions - ask teacher
  • Attend Supported Study
  • Any punishment is self-inflicted
  • You do not have an automatic right to be
    presented even if you are in S6

18
What you can expect of the department
  • Thoroughness in preparation, assessment,
    discussion of your work
  • The best professional advice on your work and
    choices of texts and tasks and levels of
    presentation
  • Honesty
  • Integrity
  • Respect where it is earned.

19
TUTORS
  • Offer support and confidence from the one-to-one
    tuition where needed. But, they must
  • Support work being done in class
  • Help develop skills in Close Reading
  • Help develop skills in Writing
  • Help develop skills in analyzing critical essay
    questions
  • Help develop timing for examinations
  • They must not do the work for you otherwise,
    they are no help at all.
  • Work done with tutors cannot be presented as
    evidence in appeals.
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