Scottish Text – Answering the Final Question

Good morning.

Yesterday, we looked at the format of the final 10-mark question in the Scottish Text element of the Critical Reading paper and produced a model that allows you to take a consistent approach to achieving the 10 marks regardless of the question. I have attached a copy of the powerpoints we used in both classes. They have been modified slightly to suit the Scottish Text you are studying (The Slab Boys or Carol Ann Duffy poetry). The questions used are from the new Higher specimen paper released by the SQA.

the slab boys TA final 10 marker

Mr Miller


The Slab Boys – Homework Task

Good afternoon,

You will find the questions from the powerpoint we used in class today below:


1. What is your initial impressions of the characters introduced so far?
2. How is the generation gap between characters portrayed?
3. How does Alan contrast with the slab boys?

4. What themes are emerging in the early part of the text? (give a brief explanation of why)

These questions should be completed for tomorrow and ready for me to check at the start of the period.


Mr Miller