Welcome to the English Department
Rutherglen High School
Welcome to English
In the English Department pupils engage in a wide range of activities which develop and enhance their language skills, their communication skills and most of all their confidence.
We believe that good literacy and communication skills are essential in developing pupils’ ability to express themselves, to engage positively with others and for each individual to reach their full potential in readiness for lifelong learning.
We have good links with outside agencies and the community and wherever possible we give our pupils opportunities to learn and develop their skills in new settings. We are also keen to enhance our pupils’ educational experience from guest speakers and allow them to learn from real life contexts about the experiences of others.
AifL and Assessment Procedures
Assessment is continuous in English. This happens daily as part of the work of the class and formally through the target setting process. This helps us to share goals and set next steps with pupils. Pupils and teachers share in reviewing and evaluating work to ensure effective progression for all pupils. We believe that by involving pupils in the assessment process this helps motivate and raise the self-esteem and confidence of pupils.
S1 to S3 Curriculum
Pupils participate in a course which covers the Literacy and English Experiences/ Outcomes outlined by Education Scotland. The course is designed to develop skills which will equip pupils to become successful learners and will help prepare them for the world of work.
Skills in listening, talking, reading and writing reading, writing, talking and listening are developed through a wide range of activities. Aspects of study include selected prose, poetry, drama and media.
Pupils also take part in a variety of activities intended to reinforce spelling, handwriting, punctuation and grammar skills. Importantly they have opportunities to use ICT in a variety of contexts to aid learning.
S4 - S6 Curriculum
At the end of S3 pupils progress to courses leading to SQA qualifications at National 1, 2, 3 or 4 levels.
Skills in talking, listening, literacy, creating texts, understanding and producing language are developed through a wide range of activities. Aspects of study include selected prose, poetry, drama and media.
Pupils also take part in a variety of activities intended to reinforce spelling, handwriting, punctuation and grammar skills. Similarly pupils have opportunities to use ICT in a variety of contexts to aid learning.
Information Update to Parents
Literacy Across the Curriculum:
Literacy Across the Curriculum
Reciprocal Reading (Guide for Parents)
Reciprocal Reading (Reminder Sheet)