S2 into S3
The Broad General Education phase of your child’s education extends from Primary to the end of S3. Within this time it is our aim that your child receives a rounded education before they enter the Senior Phase in S4 and continue their journey towards National and Higher exams through SQA.
There are enhancements to the shape and structure of our curriculum, including a continued focus on Literacy and Numeracy, as well as increased emphasis on Science and Technologies and in creative areas such as Music and Art in S1 and S2, which creates an appropriate balance and breadth for all pupils. In addition, pupils in S1-3 also continue to participate in our Wider Achievement Programme which leads to accreditation in most areas and continues to provide challenge out with the classroom.
In February 2017, your child will be asked to select nine subjects to study in S3. The choices are offered in such a way as to continue the principles of the Broad General Education: developing knowledge and skills spanning as broad a palette as possible. Then, towards the end of S3, pupils will be required to further personalise their curriculum and reduce their study to seven subjects for study towards SQA exams in 2019. Most learners will emerge from S4, as before, with seven SQA qualifications. It is important to note that our pupils will be engaged in study towards National 4 and National 5 exams throughout S3 and S4.
The current course choice menu is based on pupil preference from previous open choice consultations as well as staffing availability and discussions with Principal Teachers. Please take account of information shared in your child’s January report and from discussion at the S2 parents’ evening to assist when making choices for S3.
Curriculum areas are already detailed in the Subject booklet information online, as are the various course details and content.
This year's choices can be viewed by clicking the image below:
The Course Information booklet can be viewed here:
Choices will be made on February 10th 2017.