English front pageLanguage and literacy are of personal, social and economic importance. Our ability to use language lies at the centre of the development and expression of our emotions, our thinking, our learning and our sense of personal identity. Language is itself a key aspect of our culture. Through language, children and young people can gain access to the literary heritage of humanity and develop their appreciation of the richness and breadth of Scotland’s literary heritage. Children and young people encounter, enjoy and learn from the diversity of language used in their homes, their communities, by the media and by their peers.

Literacy is fundamental to all areas of learning, as it unlocks access to the wider curriculum. Being literate increases opportunities for the individual in all aspects of life, lays the foundations for lifelong learning and work, and contributes strongly to the development of all four capacities of Curriculum for Excellence.

Literacy Booklet

Recommended Reads for Level 3

Courses offered within the English Faculty are:

English National 4
English National 5
English Higher
English Advanced Higher
Media National 4 (S5/6 only)
Media National 5 (S5/6 only)
Media Higher (S5/6 only)

Clicking on the links will take you to guides, where they exist, produced by the National Parent Forum of Scotland.


Full details of all the English and Media Studies National Qualifications can be found here:
Education Scotland – English
Education Scotland – Media


Useful Websites and links

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