English, Literacy and Drama

Faculty of English, Literacy and Drama

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Brief Summary and Aims
Welcome to Our Lady’s High School Faculty of English, Literacy and Drama. We are a hard-working, knowledgeable, caring, and friendly team whose ultimate aim is for all pupils to achieve excellence during their time spent with us.  We strive to achieve this through: 
  • Providing a challenging and engaging curriculum 
  • Having high expectations of all whilst supporting individual learning needs 
  • Tracking and monitoring progress in order to inform next steps  
  • Promoting positive relationships with a focus on health and wellbeing  
  • Providing opportunities for wider achievement  
  • Upholding Gospel values within the community of faith and learning.
S1-3 Broad General Education
The English and Literacy and Drama courses in S1-3 are carefully planned to ensure that the key concepts, skills and attributes of  Curriculum for Excellence are covered over the course of each year. An ongoing programme of assessment is built in to each course in order to establish pupil progress and guide them towards their next steps.
S4-6 Senior Phase
Courses for National 4, National 5 and Higher are in place for both English and Drama, and an NPA Level 6 Journalism course is also available. For those who wish to extend their studies, Advanced Higher English is also available for sixth year. Pupils are assessed and given feedback throughout the year and are prepared thoroughly for the SQA exams.
Broad General Education Knowledge, Skills and Attributes
  • Reading for Understanding, Analysis and Evaluation (selected non-fiction articles)
  • Critical Reading  (selected fiction)
  • Personal Reading (fiction and non-fiction)
  • Broadly Creative Writing (personal reflective, imaginative and descriptive)
  • Broadly Discursive Writing (report, argumentative and persuasive)
  • Critical Listening (range of film, TV and media sources)
  • Presentation (group and individual)
  • Discussion and debate (smaller group and larger group/class)
  • Drama Skills (analysing, devising, improvising, creating and presenting)
  • Production Skills (lighting, sound, costume, props and make-up)
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