Learning & Teaching
At the Academy we aim to help all of our pupils to follow their own preferred educational path. Learning and Teaching is central to all that we do both in and out of the classroom at the Edinburgh Academy. The attributes of an Academy Learner is that they will be Independent; Resilient; Curious; Creative and Collaborative
Through our inspiring teaching, we build on the high expectations of our Junior School in the general phase of Senior School running from Geits (P7) until the end of 3rds (S2). Our curriculum combines the traditional academic subjects integrated with highly creative experiences in subjects like Art& Design, Drama, Music and Design Technology.
The curriculum is based on the Scottish Curriculum for Excellence and seeks to give our youngsters the intellectual skills and habits to be able to solve problems, develop arguments and hypothesise coherently and imaginatively. Our small classes allow us to get to know individual pupils and to personalise learning and teaching approaches.
In all of our Learning and Teaching we are enhancing critical thinking about the world around us, whilst also developing resilience, integrity and self-motivation.
At the end of 3rds (S2) our pupils are given guidance in selecting a broad choice of subjects for further study. Most follow eight subjects including Maths and English and at least one Foreign Language; a Science and a Social Subject. These choices lead to the National 4 and 5 qualifications (the majority at National 5).
Our Senior Years are geared towards studying for SQA Highers and Advanced Highers and our results in these examinations are amongst the best in the country. The School also offers the Scottish Baccalaureate to students in the 6ths (S5) and 7ths (S6).
*A Levels are currently offered in Art and Design Technology.