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2909, 2016

Welcome to our New Website

September 29th, 2016|0 Comments

Here at Ayr Academy we are delighted to welcome you to our brand new website! Here you can find an array of information on all [...]

3108, 2016

Ayr Academy Learning Campus

August 31st, 2016|0 Comments

March this year saw the Minister for Learning, Science and Scotland’s Languages, Dr Alasdair Allan, visit the site in the Craigie Estates to mark the start [...]

English & Literacy

The members of the English and Literacy Department are Miss Johnston (Principal Teacher), Mrs Gray, Mrs Curran, Miss Thomson (Maternity Leave) and Ms. Kinnen (Maternity Cover).

In the Broad General Education (S1-S3), learners are given opportunities to study a wide range of literature, developing their analysis and evaluation skills and exploring connections between the texts they read and the world we live in. Students are also given extensive opportunities to create their own texts, both written and spoken, encouraging them to develop their language skills through producing creative, critical and transactional responses.

In the Senior Phase (S4-S6), learners study for National Qualifications at several levels: National 3, National 4, National 5, Higher and Advanced Higher.

Studying English and Literacy at Ayr Academy provides learners with skills which are central to their success in school and beyond. Through the study of language, literature and media, they develop their reading, writing, talking and listening skills. This enables pupils to enhance their ability to contribute and communicate effectively.

Many employers, colleges and universities look for English as an essential subject. English based careers include: librarian, writer, journalist, marketing executive, primary and secondary teacher, lawyer, social worker and many more.


Here you may find some helpful files from the department teachers for both Parents and Pupils to download and view.

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English & Literacy

Sub-category : S1 - S3 Broad General Education
Sub-category : S4 - S6 Senior Phase