I started at Hamilton College in 2001 in S2. I found the teachers very encouraging, helpful and always willing to make time for me. I have fond memories of my time at Hamilton College and I met some of my closest friends there.

Fraser Pender
Class of 2005

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End of Term Inter House Quiz

At the end of the last day of this term, an Inter House Quiz was held.  Teams from Harris, Lewis and Skye...
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02 Apr, 2015

Easter Assembly

The whole school joined together this morning for our end of term Easter Assembly.  Thanks to our guest...
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02 Apr, 2015

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Aigas Trip

Week 1: Sunday 26 April - Friday 01 May 2015 Week 2: Sunday 03 May - Friday 08 May 2015
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26 Apr, 2015

Study Leave Begins

Study leave dates: Wed 29 April – Mon 1 June inclusive. NB: Higher Classicists will be granted 1 extra...
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29 Apr, 2015

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English

Welcome to the English department.

In English, the skills and processes of reading, writing and talking naturally form the basis of learning at all stages. Through these, we aim to promote effective communication, critical thinking and a deep enjoyment of literature. Personal research and working in groups are actively encouraged as methods to complement the more traditional whole-class teaching approach.

S1 & S2 English aims to create an appreciation for reading and language.  These skills are then developed through the National 4/5 Courses.  At Higher and Intermediate 2 level pupils undergo extensive and intensive teaching in language skills, textual analysis and critical evaluation.  Pupils can then develop this further at Advanced Higher Level.

Our extra-curricular activities comprise the Book Group, Press Review discussion group, Creative Writing and Drama Club (S1-S6). Something there for every discerning pupil with an interest in language and culture!