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Our Staff:

Miss J Lindsay (Head of Faculty)English wall
Mr A Adam
Ms L Duncan
Ms P Gaughan
Mrs N Hall (PT Pupil Support Milton House)
Ms L Goldie
Mr S O’Neill (PT Pupil Support Douglas House)
Ms B Sweeney
Miss N Keenan

Our Courses:

Information for Parents


S1-S3 Broad General Education

The Course
All first, second and third year pupils will undertake an English and Literacy course that focuses on the key components of Talking, Listening, Reading and Writing.
Reading and Writing are a particular focus and all pupils will be encouraged to read at home and to record this in their Learning Log at school.


Assessment
Formal assessment will take place regularly and work will be assessed using the department’s target setting sheets. Pupils will be encouraged to assess their own and each other’s work throughout the course of the session and this work will be stored in their ‘best work’ jotters.
Year group assessments of literacy and reading skills are currently in development – all pupils should sit these tests. Formal assessments will be stored in each pupil’s folio which will be kept by the class teacher – pupils can, of course, take work home to show their parents but they must be responsible for returning it to the class teacher.


Target Setting
Pupils will have a logbook which they carry forward from S1 through to S3. This should be kept up to date and referred to frequently. Pupil logbooks allows them to track their progress throughout the BGE and set their own targets for improvement.


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The Course
All pupils in S4 will study English at either National 4 or National 5 level.

Assessment
Internal formal assessment will take place regularly and work will be assessed using the SQA criteria.
There are 4 key areas for assessment:
• Reading
• Writing
• Talking
• Listening

Formal assessments will be stored in each pupil’s folio which will be kept by the class teacher.
A list of assessment dates can be found on the school website (link to assessment calendar)
National 5 pupils will participate in a formal assessment week in January where they will sit a prelim examination which reflects the standard and content of the final exam. This will consist of two exam papers: Reading for Understanding, Analysis and Evaluation and Critical Reading.

Target Setting
Pupils will have a “Tracking My Progress” booklet which should be kept up to date and referred to frequently. This will allow them to track their progress throughout the course and set their own targets for improvement. Pupils will regularly discuss their targets with their teachers and staff will complete ‘Progress Reports’ three times a year to send home to parents.


National 4 and National 5 English (click here to learn more about these courses)


S5- S6


The Course
Pupils who opt to continue with English in S5 or S6 will choose to do so at either National 5 or National 6 (Higher) level. Entry into these courses is dependent upon their result in S4.
The S5/6 English course is fast-paced and demanding and a high degree of self-discipline is expected of our pupils. Pupils entering into a National 5 or Higher course must do so with the expectation that they will have regular homework and deadlines to meet and that they will be required to take responsibility for managing their workload appropriately.

Assessment
Internal formal assessment will take place regularly and work will be assessed using the SQA criteria.
There are 4 key areas for assessment:
• Reading
• Writing
• Talking
• Listening

Formal assessments will be stored in each pupil’s folio which will be kept by the class teacher.
A list of assessment dates can be found on the school website.
All pupils in S5 and S6 will participate in a formal assessment week in January where they will sit a prelim examination which reflects the standard and content of the final exam. This will consist of two exam papers: Reading for Understanding, Analysis and Evaluation and Critical Reading.

Target Setting
Pupils will have a “Tracking My Progress” booklet which should be kept up to date and referred to frequently. This will allow them to track their progress throughout the course and set their own targets for improvement. Pupils will regularly discuss their targets with their teachers and staff will complete ‘Progress Reports’ three times a year to send home to parents.


National 5 English (click here to learn more about this course)

Higher English (click here to learn more about this course)

Advanced Higher English (click here to learn more about this course)

English Assessment Calendar 2015-16

 

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