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English Writing – Launch Event April 2010 Alan Wilson Qualifications Manager National Qualifications.

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2 English Writing – Launch Event April 2010

3 Alan Wilson Qualifications Manager National Qualifications

4 Aim of the Event to inform delegates of changes affecting English (Higher, Intermediate 2, Intermediate 1 and Access 3) in and after to discuss specimen Marking Instructions and some samples of Writing to discuss practical issues and draft documents

5 Context Decisions about change to the Courses were based on nation-wide consultation and research Further support will be available for Writing – events in October/November 2010 All documents are in draft form and subject to alteration

6 Changes to Units in Course At all levels from Access – Higher Units D8VH and D8VJ (Language Study and Literary Study) will finish in July 2011 Units D8VK and D8VL (Personal Study) will continue as freestanding Units but will no longer be part of the Course Presentations in 2011 can be based on either all new or all old Units

7 New Units F796 Language Study 1.5 Unit credits (9 SCQF credit points) notional 60 hours F797 Literary Study 1.5 Unit credits (9 SCQF credit points) notional 60 hours After 31 July 2011 only these Units will be accepted Internal Assessment of the Units is unchanged

8 A reminder for 2010 examination Higher English Close Reading Candidates are reminded that when answering questions coded U –Understanding, they should use their own words as far as is reasonably possible and not simply repeat the wording of the passage. The instructions to candidates in the 2010 Higher Close Reading paper is adapted slightly to encourage candidates to do so, and references to using own words in individual questions have been removed.

9 Format of the Event Presentation and Discussion Sessions

10 Colin Eckford Principal Assessor Higher English

11 English Writing Launch Event Background Consultation (March/April 2009) Qualifications Design Team (November 2009 – January 2010)

12 English Writing Launch Event Options considered Formal exam Submission of marks by Centre Timed writing to be submitted for external assessment Folio

13 English Writing Launch Event Preferred option Folio Opportunity to produce mature, sophisticated work Curriculum for Excellence

14 English Writing Launch Event Key features Two pieces at Higher and Intermediate 2; one at Intermediate 1 20% weighting in final grading Marking based on new Higher Critical Essay model Recommended maximum length

15 English Writing Launch Event Arrangements documents Unchanged in spirit Some changes to enable addition of Folio to External Assessment Some re-classification of genres Removal of Personal Study Unit

16 English Writing Launch Event Issues Exemplification of Standards Authenticity Workload

17 English Writing Launch Event Discussion Session 1 – Draft Documents 1.General guidance 2.Authenticity Review, discuss and make notes

18 English Writing Launch Event Discussion Session 1 – Draft Documents Plenary

19 English Writing Launch Event Discussion Session 2 – Marking Instructions and Exemplification 1.Extracts from Marking Instructions (3 levels) 2.Samples for Assessment (4 pieces) Review, discuss and make notes

20 English Writing Launch Event Discussion Session 2 – Marking Instructions and Exemplification Plenary

21 English Writing Launch Event Any questions?

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