English

Principal Teacher
Ms M Reid

Department Staff
Mrs J Corbett 
Ms L Haggarty  
Mrs K Knight            
Ms M McDermott
Mr M McIntosh

                                                                                                                                                                                             
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Welcome to the Craigie High School English Department – so much more than books! Imaginations are explored, key activities abound and an overall enjoyment of literature and language is fostered.

Course Information

The English department provides a wide range of courses to cover all abilities:

S1-S3:  Broad General Education

Senior Phase: National 3, 4, 5;  Higher, Advanced Higher.

 

Curriculum for Excellence

Rationale:

Craigie High School English Department is committed to helping our pupils achieve their full potential in English and Literacy in preparation for the Senior Phase and beyond. We deliver a curriculum which aims to meet the needs and abilities of all of our learners using a wide variety of texts, activities and experiences.

 

Junior Phase S1-S3

S1 Course - Introduction to skills

S2 Course - Improving Skills

S3 Course - Preparation for the senior phase

 

Senior Phase S4 – S6

We successfully prepare and present our pupils for:

  • National 3. National 4 and National 5 qualifications in English and Literacy

  • Higher and Advanced Higher English

  • National 3, National 4, National 5 and Higher Media

 

Support for Learning

We work closely with our colleagues in Support for Learning and have developed courses to meet the needs of all our pupils. For instance, we use the Fresh Start reading recovery programme to improve the reading abilities of those pupils whose learning has been affected by dyslexia, illness, bereavement, family break-ups, etc.