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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 dependent 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.