I started at Hamilton College in 1995 in J5. I loved the practical subjects in school and I will always be grateful for the help that I got from the teachers as it set me up for my career.

Steph Treta
Class of 2002

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J3 Visit the Tall Ship

As part of their pirates topic, J3 went on an exciting visit to the Tall Ship ‘Glenlee’ last week....
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20 Nov, 2014

Author Entertains J3-J6

Today J3-6 were entertained by the Australian author, Jacqueline Harvey. She was a fantastic storyteller and...
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19 Nov, 2014

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Parents Evening (S4)

S4 Parents Evening including futurewise Parents Presentation 19:00/19:30 24 November 2014
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24 Nov, 2014

S5/6 Germany Trip

S5/6 Germany Trip 262/27/28/29 November 2014
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26 Nov, 2014

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Art

Pupils are encouraged to express their creative gifts using a wide variety of media including painting, drawing, sculpture, photography and design. Regular art gallery and museum visits develop the appreciation of art in all its forms. The annual residential visit to a centre in the Highlands fosters the development of creative skills.

In S1 and S2 the pupils develop an understanding and appreciation of art and design vocabulary.  At National 4/5 level Expressive and Design are explored further and if successful the next step is Higher.  At this level pupils start to engage in deeper levels of problem solving and working with design briefs.  At Advanced Higher personal vision and greater self-reliance are demanded throughout the course.

A significant number of pupils go to Art Schools to study at undergraduate level and there is an increasing number of former pupils who are successful professional artists and designers.