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Senior School Departments

Senior School Departments

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Departments

The aim of the school is to provide a happy, caring and safe environment in which each individual child is encouraged to achieve his or her full porential both academicall and socially

Art and Design

The Art and Design department is a vibrant, lively and busy open plan space.

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Biology

Biology is a dynamic and constantly evolving subject, which makes a major contribution to numerous areas of modern life.  Its study is of great intrinsic interest for many pupils and is also a natural introduction to a range of courses and careers beyond school. 

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Business Studies and Economics

The Business Studies Department aims to provide a quality Business Education in a happy and positive learning environment. Students will gain a valuable insight into the business and economic environment and be aware of corporate and social responsibility

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Careers

The Careers Department aims to equip pupils to come to a better understanding of themselves, their abilities and their weaknesses.

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Chemistry

The Chemistry Department aims to aid pupils to develop skills of understanding, problem solving and practical investigation amd in doing so produce responsible, well-informed scientists who are enthusiastic to learn more and communicate their knowledge to others.

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Classics

The Classics Department is dedicated to the study of the Latin language for all pupils.  Not only is Latin offered at all levels, but there are opportunities for Higher and Advanced Higher Classical Studies, as well as short courses in Archaeology and Classical Greek for senior classes. 

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Computing Science

Pupils are taught in  three dedicated computing suites and learn about the creative aspects of computing and develop their own sounds, graphics and animation exercises.

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English and Drama

Our aims are to develop pupils’ understanding of language, their ability to use it effectively in both spoken and written forms, and their love of and enthusiasm for English language and literature.

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Geography and Modern Studies

At all ages, the department aims to develop pupils’ understanding and appreciation of environmental systems and their interactions, as well as the ever-changing society in which we live. We hope to inspire a sense of world citizenship and interdependence as well as a lifelong interest in, and concern for the environment. 

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Health and Food Technology

The Health and Food Technology Department is a vibrant and enthusiastic department which aims to give pupils a positive learning experience

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History

The History Department has an excellent record of academic success and is a very successful and popular department with large number of pupils choosing to do the subject at National 5, Higher and Advanced Higher.

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Mathematics

The Mathematics Department aims to provide a learning experience that challenges, stimulates and supports all pupils as they journey toward achieving their mathematical potential.

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Modern Languages

The Modern Languages Department aims to provide pupils with a high quality learning experience in a stimulating and positive learning environment.

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Music

Music-making plays an important role to the positive, dynamic and high-achieving ethos of the school.

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Physical Education

The department aims to foster self-discipline and encourage pupils to enjoy their participation in various activities with the hope that they will continue some sort of physical activity when they leave school.

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Physics

The Physics Department aims to provide pupils with a high quality learning experience in a stimulating and positive learning environment.

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Religion and Philosophy

The teaching in the Religion and Philosophy Department reflects the ethos of the school.

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Support for Learning

The Support for Learning Department offers support and advice to pupils, staff, and parents on strategies to optimise learning and attainment.

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