Hamilton College (Scotland)

Infobox_University
name = Hamilton College
established = 1983
city = Hamilton, South Lanarkshire
country = Scotland
principal = Miss M Clarke
type = Private coeducational Christian
website= [http://www.hamiltoncollege.co.uk www.hamiltoncollege.co.uk]

Hamilton College is a school located in Hamilton South Lanarkshire, Scotland, it provides education from Nursery age (3 years and up) through the full 7 years of primary education and 6 years of high school (up to 18 years old). The school states its ethos to be: "To provide a positive caring ethos that demonstrates the relevance of the Christian faith to every day life; promotes a sense of responsibility that shows respect for oneself, others and the environment, and prepares pupils for active citizenship."

History

Hamilton College was opened in 1983 by the late Charles Oxley. The building was originally used as a teacher training college which opened in 1964. Hamilton College was the third school Oxley opened. He had already opened Scarisbrick Hall Boarding School and Tower College, both of which are in England. Tower College is currently run by his daughter. The school crest partly comprises two oak tree branches and a thistle.

Academic Subjects

Hamilton College has a strong focus on academic success. In first and Second year students take the majority of subjects which are available before choosing the 9 subjects which they will sit either at Standard Grade or the Intermediate 2 in third and Fourth year.

N.B. In third and fourth year the nine subjects each pupil takes must include the following compulsory subjects;

*English(Standard Grade)
*Mathematics(Standard Grade)
*At least one foreign language(either French or German)
*R.M.P.S(Religious, Moral and Philosophical Studies) at Intermediate 1 Level Pupils can then take up to five Highers in fifth year. The School currently offers a broad range of subjects. A complete list is found below;

*Accounting and Finance
*Art
*Biology
*Business Management
*Chemistry
*Classical Studies
*Computing
*Economics
*English
*French
*Geography
*German
*History
*Human Biology
*Information Systems
*Latin
*Mathematics
*Modern Studies
*Music
*Physics
*P.E. (Physical Education)
*R.M.P.S (Religious, Moral and Philosophical Studies)
*Technological Studies

In Sixth year pupils have the opportunity to take part in Numerous activities during their timetable outwith the Highers/Advanced highers which they will be sitting such as;

*Young Enterprise
*Duke of Edinburgh Awards scheme
*Friend in S6 and many more.

ports

Hamilton College has a number of sports teams that compete in national competitions. The school was Scottish Independent Schools football champions in 2005 - 2006. The school competes in the following sports.

*Rugby
*Hockey
*Swimming
*Football
*Netball
*Chess
*Basketball
*Athletics
*Cross country
*Badminton
*Cricket

Notable Alumni

*Katie Leung- "Cho Chang" in the popular Harry Potter film series.

HMIe Inspection

The school was recently inspected by HMIe. The report can be found at the following link: [http://www.hmie.gov.uk/ViewEstablishment.aspx?id=9921&type=3 Recent HMIe Report]

External links

* [http://www.hamiltoncollege.co.uk School Website]
* [http://www.towercollege.com/ Tower College]
* [http://www.hmie.gov.uk/ViewEstablishment.aspx?id=9921&type=3 Recent HMIe Report]


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