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Welcome to Montrose Academy
We will endeavour to ensure: •every young person reaches the highest levels of attainment and achievement of which they are capable; •every young person will be a success and that success will be celebrated; •all our young people move on to positive and aspirational destinations; •we improve the lives and life chances of all our young people.
Head Teacher Message
Mr M. Smart, Montrose Academy's new Head Teacher, discusses the school “Vision”; supporting young people and preparing them for the future and the change of the weekly timetable to a 33 period week.
Montrose Academy has a wide range of extra-curricular activities. Extra-curricular sports and activities promote healthy habits for life and enhance the ethos of the school through clubs and teams
Broad General Education English (S1-S3)
English in the first three years involves a wide variety of activities revolving round the study of literature and language. Each term involves a major text; a novel, play, poetry or a media text. Additionally classes study a termly core unit enabling students to use their developing skills in context.
Each term and core unit present new and increasingly challenging material to the students with the aim of immersing them in language and literature. There is also an emphasis in developing and reinforcing the key technical skills essential to success across the curriculum.
By the end of the broad general education students will have read a variety of fiction, poetry and drama and developed their skills in talking and writing.
By the end of third year nearly all students should be able to read and extract both enjoyment and meaning from fiction or information and ideas from non-fiction texts. They should be proficient in writing and talking for a variety of purposes both transactional and creative.
Senior Phase (S4-S6)
The English department present pupils for National 4, 5, Higher and Advanced Higher English over 4th, 5th and 6th year dependant on the candidate’s ability.
All English courses are in themselves vocational in that they reinforce and develop the skills of writing and speaking while introducing the reader to what often turns into a lifetime’s passion for reading.
From Higher and Advanced Higher English students can go on to College or University to study English literature or language. It is also a key qualification for a large number of courses in further education especially in the arts.
Outside the world of further education English is a key qualification for most employers where the ability to communicate and use words with skill is essential.
Ms L. Webster
Mrs N. Stewart
Miss L. Quinn
Mrs J. Kennedy
Mrs L. Johnston
Mrs L. Rankin
Mrs K. Taylor
Mrs R. Robertson
Supporting Senior School Phase, Information Evening is on Thursday 7th February 2019.
The Information evening focusses on supporting our Senior School for the Academic year 2019-2020.
If your child is currently in S3/4/5, this is the one for you!
The evening will commence at 6pm with the opportunity to meet Principal Teachers of each subject and they are available to answer any questions which you may have.
The formal part of the evening will be from 6.30pm until 8.00pm which consists of a informative presentations from our Senior Leadership Team and outside agencies including Dundee and Angus College, Skills Development Scotland, Angus Training Group, Angus Works and information on UCAS.
Coffee and tea will be on offer.
This is a rare opportunity to access information for your child’s course choices for our next school session and post school destinations in one evening.