I started in Hamilton College in 2001 in fifth year. Mr Wilson and Mrs Roy in the Art Department were fantastic. I learned so much from both of them and they gave me the confidence to apply for Art School.

Fiona Pender
Class of 2002

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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!