Thirty-one students accompanied Mr Allan , Mrs Crosbie and Mr Jardine on a wonderful cultural trip to London over a four day period. They relived WW2 in Churchill’s bunker, swam productions by the RSC and the National Theatre, clocked up valuable miles at the Vand A, the National Gallery and the Natural History Museum. The students […]
Students in first to third year work to develop their literacy skills as part of the Broad General Education. From fourth year students in the senior phase work toward qualifications at National 3, 4 and 5, Higher or Advanced Higher level.
Lessons are designed to encourage team work, inspire creativity and develop an understanding about how texts are constructed.
Reading is encouraged at all levels and students are exposed to a wide range of texts – Fiction and Non Fiction. Reading is an important feature of Homework, along with Research and Project assignments.
The Faculty runs an S2 Debating option Course and there are Clubs for Junior and Senior debaters throughout the week. The school regularly competes in Debating competitions around the Country and beyond, gaining National awards in recent times.
The Faculty of English runs a Senior Cultural trip to London in conjunction with History and an Advanced Higher Residential trip with Modern Studies.
The Faculty offers many IDL opportunities for young people, including an S1 Scottish Unit and Project Dream with this year’s S3, which features a whole year group visit to the Lyceum and workshops with the Theatre itself.
A Scrabble Club runs every Thursday lunch time, for all year groups and many students are entered for a range of Writing competitions , throughout the year.
Students are encouraged to assist other students with activities such as Paired Reading and the Faculty regularly supports whole school activities, for example, Church Services and Student presentations.
The English Faculty is keen to offer support to its students and frequently holds extra study sessions at key times in the School Year.
|Andrew Jardine||Curriculum Leader|
Published on: 24 October 2013