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Welcome to the English Department

Mr I Valentine (PT)

Mrs H Bodiam

Mr D Clark

Mrs A Shand/Ms V Randle

Mr D Terron  (Website at G08 English

Mrs F Walker

Coronavirus – online learning

During the ‘lockdown’ period and afterwards until we are told to return, the following is advised:

S3 students: read and download the MacCaig poems and start thinking about N5.

S4 students should do the same with the Duffy poetry units. Poetry is available on Mr Terron’s page or 

The prose and drama units as well as general N5/Higher introductory materials (including folios) will be uploaded as soon as possible. There are also plenty of revision and writing/reading materials for S1-S3 on Show my Homework or this site on the Online Learning Hub page


National 5/Higher English Folio

In future students will have to ensure their folio pieces are inserted into the template below BEFORE the Academy sends them to SQA

English N5 Higher Portfolio Template


Candidate Guide – Higher

Candidate Guide – Int2

Students’ Guide

Crit essay qs from specimen paper (amended)

[important]Close Reading practice Booklets[/important]


[important]SKELLIG handouts[/important]

Skellig Argumentative-Persuasive (home)

Skellig Argumentative-Persuasive model (school)

Skellig persuasive essay (alt. to speech)


Useful websites Othello

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Critical Essays

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English Staff pages

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