Additional Resources

Information of tasks to help support your studies
Here are the sort of English activities pupils can take part in:
 
S1-S3:
 
All pupils (as of the beginning of January) should have a book they are reading as part of the English department's homework programme. Pupils can continue with this and complete any of the relevant homework tasks which ask them to apply the concepts of theme, characterisation, setting, conflict, etc. to a text of their choosing.
 
There is a wealth of information on the BBC Bitesize site, which directs pupils towards short clips designed to enhance their understanding of different parts of the curriculum. Pupils can work their way through these, choosing the ones they have a particular interest in. S1-S2 pupils should focus on the Level 3 section, while S3 pupils should attempt Level 4. Pupils should make notes on: who the audience for the clips is likely to be; what the purpose of the clip is; the main ideas covered in the clip; any interesting features of language used.
 
To supplement this further, pupils (S3, in particular) should read articles from high quality newspapers and make an active effort to engage with them: bullet point the article's main ideas; investigate any new words; identify and seek to analyse any interesting features of language such as imagery, word choice and sentence structure.
 
S4 - S6:
 
Pupils should use the appropriate materials on the BBC bitesize website, completing the activities that have the greatest relevance to their progress through their course of study.
 
To supplement this further, all pupils should read articles from high quality newspapers and make an active effort to engage with them: bullet point the article's main ideas; investigate any new words; identify and seek to analyse any interesting features of language such as imagery, word choice and sentence structure.
 
Pupils should develop their listening skills by seeking to analyse either the video clips that appear on the BBC Bitesize site or those of their own choosing from YouTube. In doing so, they should ensure that they: identify audience and purpose and provide reasons for their thinking; summarise the main content in their own words; pick out and analyse any interesting features of language.
 
Pupils studying National 5 and Higher should have a raft of revision materials that they can use to study for the forthcoming prelim and final exam. This will involve becoming increasingly familiar with exam texts and completing practice critical essays, Scottish text questions and close reading papers. These can be accessed via the SQA website.
 
Pupils should complete any on going homework activities and continue to work on the redrafting of writing pieces for eventual submission as part of their externally assessed folio.