|Mrs E McEwan
Miss C Andrew
Mrs E McDonagh
Mr G Robertson
Ethos and Aims
The English department aims to develop, to the highest possible level, each individual pupil’s skills in four key areas: reading, writing, talking and listening. Pupils will build on their competence in their literacy skills and in their use and recognition of language through the studying of literature and media. The mix of classic and modern texts studied in the department are chosen to push pupils to achieve their full potential while opening doors to opportunities to explore and discuss new perspectives, ideas and themes.
In senior years pupils will be able to find a course that will support their needs and stretch their talents as the department offers a range of courses that will enable pupils to fulfill their English career goals for future careers and ambitions: Intermediate 1 and 2, Higher Module, Higher and now Advanced Higher.
“Literature is where I go to explore the highest and lowest places in human society and in the human spirit, where I hope to find not absolute truth but the truth of the tale, of the imagination and of the heart.”
- Salman Rushdie
“Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body.” – Richard Steele
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