The English department staff are Mr. Crosbie (PT), Mrs. Cuthbertson, Mrs. McCabe (currently seconded to the Support base), Ms McSweeney, Mrs. Wilson (PTPS), Mrs. McNicholl, Ms. Fraser and Ms McConnell.


In S1-S3, the courses are organised around broad themes. Working within these themes, pupils develop their skills in Reading, Writing, Listening and Talking.

The themes in S1 are Relationships, The Dark Side, Scottish Identity and Environment.

The themes in S2 are Literature, Conflict, Other Worlds and Past, Present, Future.

The themes in S3 are Violence, Suspense, Great Writers and Preparation For S4.


In S4, pupils work on National 4 or National 5 courses.

In S5/6, pupils work on Literacy, National 5, Higher or Advanced Higher courses.

Depending on pupil interest, the department will also offer courses in Media Studies, Creative Writing, Photography and Cycle Maintenance.

National 5 and Higher pupils can get advice on how to prepare for their exams by clicking here.


Follow the department’s Twitter account (@shs_eng) for up-to-date information and links to useful revision resources.