English and Communication
Principal Teacher - Gemma Brooks
Certificated courses are as follows.
National 3 English and Literacy
National 4 English and Literacy
National 4 Scottish Studies (offered jointly with Humanities)
National 5 Literacy
National 5 English
Advanced Higher English
- Encouragement of Reading for Enjoyment (with regular library access in S1 and S2)
- Reading for Understanding, Analysis and Evaluation (Close Reading) of non-fiction, increasingly studying high-quality journalism in National 5 and Higher
- Study of texts from a range of different genres - prose, drama, poetry and media - developing skills in Textual Analysis and Critical Writing
- Writing in a range of genres - personal / reflective, imaginative, discursive, leading ultimately to a folio of the students' best writing for presentation at National 5, Higher and Advanced Higher.