English

Welcome to the English Faculty

Staff:

Ms L Andrews, PT

Mrs S Lam

Miss K McCole

Mrs P McDonald

Miss L Scott

 

Aims

English: Learners will develop their ability to communicate their thoughts and feelings, and respond to those of other people.

Work set will always take into account prior learning.

Pupils will be encouraged to work individually, in pairs and in groups to improve their language skills in a variety of situations.

Media: Learners will develop knowledge of the key aspects of language involved in media and the role of media in society.

Courses

English Overview: This subject provides learners with the opportunity to develop skills in Reading, Writing, Listening and Talking, which are essential for learning, work and life.

Learners will encounter a wide range of texts in different styles and will learn how to use different styles for effective communication.

As learners progress through the senior phase, they develop an awareness of the complexities of language, a high level of analytical thinking and an understanding of the impact of language.

S3 course

National 3 Course

National 4 Course

National 5 Course

Higher Course

 

Media: In the senior phase, learners have the opportunity to analyse and create media content, as appropriate to purpose, audience and context (for example, forms of advertising, film production).

Useful links

Candidate Portfolio Submission Instruction

Higher Portfolio Template (When the page loads click on the ‘Submitting Coursework’ drop down menu)

N5 Portfolio Template (When the page loads click on the ‘Coursework’ drop down menu)

My Accelerated Reader Bookshelf

BBC Bitesize English N5

BBC Bitesize English Higher

Baz Luhrmann’s ‘Romeo and Juliet’

Sparknotes