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English as a Second or Other Language

English as a Second or Other Language

The Support for Learning department plays a key role in supporting attainment in Senior Phase. The department works closely with classroom teachers in order to provide support throughout the year for pupils who need assistance in overcoming barriers to their learning. The department's work is particularly important during exam times as they play a crucial role in organising the arrangements for pupils who need alternative assessment provision. SfL strives to work with parents, young people and faculties to ensure equality of learning and provide support for all pupils at St Mungo's Academy.

The English for Speakers of Other Languages provides an excellent opportunity for pupils who speak English as an additional language, and who have been residing in Scotland for five years or less. Higher ESOL is now widely accepted and valued at many major universities - an A in Higher ESOL carries the same weight as an A in Higher Physics, or French for example. Further to this, universities such as the University of Glasgow and the University of Edinburgh are accepting ESOL for entry onto Medicine courses in place of an A in English. For further information on eligibility for ESOL, or ESOL and university entry requirements, please contact the department.