In the English Faculty, students learn about the English language, how it works and how to use it effectively.

They develop an understanding of the ways in which language operates as a social process and how to use language in a variety of forms and situations. They learn to speak, listen, view, read and write effectively. Students studying English at Kinross College can expect to enjoy a varied curriculum that will encourage them to think independently, extend themselves and express their creativity, whilst developing a strong grounding in the conventions of language and specific text types.


The English curriculum is built around three interrelated strands:

  • Language
  • Literature
  • Literacy


Together, the three strands focus on developing student’s knowledge, understanding and skills in listening, reading, viewing, speaking, writing and creating.


The English Faculty are strong advocates of the school-wide pedagogy and are expert practitioners of the Explicit Teaching model, which is used to deliver the curriculum. They fully subscribe to Fleming’s ideology that “Every child matters every day, and every child can be a high achiever.”