Exam Board: SQA
Level: National 5
First Teaching: September 2013
First Exam: June 2014
This title is endorsed by SQA.
Boost grades with quick and effective ways to acquire and improve the skill of reading for understanding, analysis and evaluation, which is worth 30% of the overall mark.
This Answers and Marking Schemes book accompanies the National 5 English: Reading for Understanding, Analysis and Evaluation student book, which offers guidance in one of the most important areas of National 5 English, in a skill area that some students believe 'cannot be practised'. The student book, written by two highly experienced teachers and authors, shows that such practice offers the best chance of success and demonstrates that reading for understanding, analysis and evaluation for National 5 English is a skill that can be acquired and improved.
This book of suggested answers offers extremely detailed suggested marking instructions to use alongside the student book, that highlight where students can gain - or lose - the extra marks that influence grade awards. This book also contains two new sample practice papers, in addition to those set in the student book, to help give students as much practice as possible for this element of the course.
This work is copyright, but permission is granted for copies of pages to be made provided they are used exclusively within the institution for which this work has been purchased.
- Develops skills quickly and effectively using tried and trusted methods from an experienced author team
- Prepares students for assessment with specific advice and plenty of opportunities to test the theory in practice papers
- Teaches (and tests) other language skills essential to National 5 English
NB: This Answer Book is intended mainly as a Teacher Resource and grants permission to the purchasing institution to make photocopies for the use of staff and students, hence its higher price. Students or parents wishing to view these materials are encouraged to contact their school/college/learning institution to access them free of charge.
Andrew Ralston teaches in one of Scotland's top schools. Mary Firth taught alongside Andrew until her recent retirement. Both are highly successful authors of several English language and literature titles written primarily for the Scottish market.
Introduction Part One Acquiring the Skills 1 Purpose 2 Genre 3 Working with newspapers 4 The spoken word 5 Non-verbal communication 6 Fiction and non-fiction 7 Biography and Autobiography Part Two Putting the Skills into Practice Paper 1: Tourism in Scotland (Alan Taylor) Paper 2: The Junior Prom (Sally Williams) Paper 3: The Price of Bacon (David Derbyshire) Paper 4: Scotland's Greatest Cartoonist (John MacLeod) Appendix 1 Additional practice papers Paper 5: Hoarder Disorder (Christopher Middleton) Paper 6: The End of the Line (Ray Connolly)