All experiences and outcomes for Curriculum for Excellence for Literacy and English covered. A wide variety of texts are used and broad opportunities provided for enjoyment, exploration, discussion and creation for all pupils.
Curricular areas covered include:
- Functional Writing (eg letters, speeches, etc)
- Personal Writing (eg diary entries, etc)
- Imaginative Writing (eg poems, stories, drama scripts, etc)
- Close Reading
- Reading for Enjoyment
- Critical Evaluations (i.e. book reports, etc)
- Solo Talk
- Group Discussion
Reading: three Critical Evaluations of texts of different genre for a Folio, and a Close Reading exam.
Writing: two redrafted essays for a Folio and a Writing exam.
Talking: Solo Talk and Group Discussion.
Intermediate 1, Intermediate 2 and Higher English
Units: Language Study, Literature Study.
Course award: 40% Close Reading exam, 40% Critical Essay exam, 20% Writing Folio.
Advanced Higher English
Units: Specialist Study, Creative Writing/Textual Analysis, Literature.
Intermediate 1, Intermediate 2 and Higher Media Studies
Units: Media Analysis, Media Production
Course award: 40% Media Analysis exam, 40% Media Production exam, 20% Unseen Analysis.
Communications Core Skills Units
RePortobello (Minority Time)
The school magazine/newspaper, produced on a regular basis. Written, edited and published by the pupils in conjunction with the English Department (Mrs Latimer), RePortobello covers events in the school, provides articles on culture, politics and all manner of things of interest to young people.
Debating (Minority Time)
Competes regularly in competitions such as ‘Debating Matters’. The senior debating team was recently invited onto the televised discussion show ‘The Big Debate’.