National 5 and Higher Resources for English - Tell Us Your Thoughts

From the brutal honesty of The Trick is to Keep Breathing to the subversive humour of The Testament of Gideon Mack, the list of Scottish texts for National 5 and Higher gives pupils the chance to explore some fascinating narratives. Scottish Book Trust will be publishing classroom resources for all of the prose titles on the list in the coming months, focusing on characters, settings and themes.

The resources will draw on the great practice we’ve seen in classrooms, and we want your input as well!

Get in touch by adding a comment below if you can help us out with the following questions:

  • Which of the prose texts have your pupils engaged with well?
  • Which have they found challenging? Which aspects of the texts have they found particularly challenging?
  • Is there anything you would particularly like to see in a resource for the prose texts?


Chris Leslie

Chris Leslie is Scottish Book Trust's Learning Resource Developer.