Exam Revision Guides from St George's School

These 'how to' video resources produced by St George's School take you through different aspects of the SQA National Higher English RUAE (Reading for Understanding, Analysis and Evaluation) exam paper, focusing on different skills and putting them into practice.

RUAE Overview
A video explaining the SQA Higher English RUAE (Reading for Understanding, Analysis & Evaluation) exam paper. Head of English, Mr Leask talks through the skills required for close reading, gives an overview of the different types of questions found in the paper and suggests some tips for practising RUAE.

RUAE - Analysis (Word Choice)
A video discussing how to approach word choice questions in the SQA Higher English RUAE (Reading for Understanding, Analysis and Evaluation) exam paper. Head of English, Mr Leask talks through denotation and connotations, with some worked examples; you can pause the video and practise the skills as you go.

RUAE - Guided Analysis (Dave Grohl)
A longer video modelling SQA Higher English RUAE (Reading for Understanding, Analysis and Evaluation) skills. Head of English, Mr Leask guides you through an article by Dave Grohl about the importance of live music, demonstrating responses to different types of questions and activities you can practise to improve your close reading skills.

  • SQA Higher English Overview

    RUAE Overview
    A video explaining the SQA Higher English RUAE (Reading for Understanding, Analysis & Evaluation) exam paper
  • SQA Higher English - Word Choice

    RUAE - Analysis (Word Choice). A video discussing how to approach word choice questions in the SQA Higher English RUAE (Reading for Understanding, Analysis and Evaluation) exam paper

  • SQA Higher English - Guided Analysis

    RUAE - Guided Analysis (Dave Grohl)
    A longer video modelling SQA Higher English RUAE (Reading for Understanding, Analysis and Evaluation) skills.