Art & Design

artArt is a popular subject in a thriving department which enjoys excellent results. The department comprises  4 classrooms (one with kiln) and a graphics  suite.  A large roof-top space provides space for outdoor work and provides views towards the south-east of the city.  We offer a wide range of courses and programmes  including design and expressive activities and critical studies. Students learn skills in product and graphic design, jewellery-making and textiles in Design, and drawing and painting, collage, 3D work and print-making in Expressive. 

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Audio Visual

audiovisualThe A-V Department strives to maximise the use of the A-V technology, to encourage and develop its use within the school community and to make these high technology teaching aids user friendly to all.

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Biology

biology

The Science department has superb facilities with spacious, practical and modern laboratories kitted out with everything from blackout blinds to interactive smartboards.

In S1 pupils follow the following units of work:

Cells, Heat, Rocket Science, Energy in Ecosystems, Model of Matter, and The Periodic Table.

And in S2:

DNA and Inheritance, Electricity, The Electromagnetic Spectrum, Chemical Reactions, Acids and Alkalis, and Body Systems.

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Business Education

businessBusiness and Enterprise are at the heart of national growth and development, and this is reflected in the important role that Business Education plays in the curriculum. Whatever the career pathway, Business Education can provide a valuable experience to enhance individual effectiveness.

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Chemistry

chemistry

The Science department has superb facilities with spacious, practical and modern laboratories kitted out with everything from blackout blinds to interactive smartboards.

In S1 pupils follow the following units of work:

Cells, Heat, Rocket Science, Energy in Ecosystems, Model of Matter, and The Periodic Table.

And in S2:

DNA and Inheritance, Electricity, The Electromagnetic Spectrum, Chemical Reactions, Acids and Alkalis, and Body Systems.

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Computing Science

computingPupils will experience a wide range of activities in computing which will prepare them for certificate courses and the world of work.

These activities provide opportunities for pupils to enhance transferable skills in planning and organising, working independently and in groups, critical thinking and decision making, research, communication and self-and peer-evaluation, in a range of contexts.

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Design Technology

designThe aims of the Craft & Design Technology department are to encourage an appreciation of the world of technology through the study of materials and processes, to foster creativity, to provide an equal opportunity for all pupils to study a range of subjects in the CDT Department and more.

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Drama

dramaDrama Education is often described as a 'natural pedagogy' and enables students to develop their understanding of the world, relationships, culture and society. It is a mirror for real life. The nature of Drama work requires students to work collaboratively with others, explore moral and ethical issues from a range of perspectives and use their knowledge of the world to communicate with an audience.

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English & Literacy

englishThe Broughton High School English Curriculum consists of nationally controlled curricular guidelines and assessment procedures for teaching and learning.  Our aim is to allow each student to develop competence and confidence in reading and writing, listening and talking.  

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Geography

geography

Geography is about understanding the world around us, and increasingly, considering how we interact with that world.  Here at Broughton High School we encourage students to develop a sense of place, both nationally and internationally.  We focus on Scotland’s Geography but also study development and inequalities between different regions of the world. 

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Health & Food Technology

foodHome Economics aims to develop practical skills, and an awareness of hygiene and safety and to helppupils acquire organisational, problem solving and co-operative skills.  It deals with healthy eating and nutrition as well as the origins of foodstuffs and developing food products.

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History

historyThe History department aims to give pupils a sense of belonging and understanding of their place in society.  The department is committed to presenting History to pupils in an interesting way which really brings the subject to life. Studying History teaches life-long literacy, analytical and investigation skills essential for the wider world beyond school years.

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Maths & Numeracy

mathsAt Broughton High School, Mathematics is seen as a vital skill for everyday life. We all use Mathematics so much that often we are not even aware of it. We strive to break down this barrier so that pupils are not afraid of Mathematics, but instead enjoy using it with confidence.

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Media Studies

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Modern Languages

languageWe aim to offer all pupils a positive language learning experience, building on pupils' prior learning from primary school. Through the skills of speaking, listening, reading and writing, we aim to enhance students' ability to communicate with others in a foreign language, to enable them to express with confidence their thoughts, feelings and ideas, and to arm them with the knowledge of how language works. We attempt to foster cultural awareness and to assist students to view themselves as part of wider European and global communities. We encourage learner independence and co-operation with others. We also hope to highlight to students the importance of their language skills in the world of work.

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Modern Studies

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Music

musicClick here to download an S4 Performing Programme Record Sheet

Photography

photography

Photography is taught within the Art and Design Department on the second floor, giving students immediate access to all of the creative resources required for the course including the computer suite and accompanying software packages. At present the school offers Photography as a Higher award only, with a view to introducing new courses in the future.

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Physical Education

sportsPhysical activity not only improves health, reduces stress and improves concentration, but also promotes correct physical growth and development. Physical Education exerts an influence on the affective development of pupils through working alone, in pairs, in groups and as part of a team.

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Physics

physics

The Science department has superb facilities with spacious, practical and modern laboratories kitted out with everything from blackout blinds to interactive smartboards.

In S1 pupils follow the following units of work:

Cells, Heat, Rocket Science, Energy in Ecosystems, Model of Matter, and The Periodic Table.

And in S2:

DNA and Inheritance, Electricity, The Electromagnetic Spectrum, Chemical Reactions, Acids and Alkalis, and Body Systems.

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Religious, Moral and Philosophical Studies

religiousThis course is designed to respect the rights of others to express beliefs, viewpoints and values which pupils may not share. Pupils will also develop the confidence to share their own beliefs, viewpoints and values with others who may not agree with them.

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School Library

libraryThe SLRC is staffed on a full time basis by a Chartered Librarian, Moira Paton M.A (Hons), MCLIP and it plays a central and full role – both academically and socially – in the life of the school by supporting learning and teaching.

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Social Studies Newsletter

Read the Social Subjects 2013-14 Newsletter here

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