Senior Phase Course Choice

Below will provide all the relevant information required so that students can make informed decisions about their personalisation and choice as they move into the Senior Phase of school.

It is very important for students and parents / carers to be able to access all the information required to understand the course choice process and the course choices available. All this information is available using the links below to the course choice booklet and the course choice form.

The S4/5/6 Course Choice booklet for session 2022-23 is available by clicking the link below.

S4-6 – Complete Course Choice Booklet 2022-23

Please click on the link below to see the S3 into S4 course choice form.

S3 into S4 Course Choice Form 2022-23

Please click on the link below to see the S4/5 into S5/6 course choice form.

S4/5 into S5/6 Course Choice form 2022-23

The S4/5 into S5/6 course choice form has been designed based on the straw poll course choice from the students completed. The data from this straw poll was used to devise a course choice form that has a student satisfaction rate above 95%. This will allow 95% of the S5/6 students to make choices based on what they told us they wanted to study next session.

Some courses are only available to specific year groups and this is stated where applicable in the course choice booklet.

All students in S4 and S5 are expected to choose courses so they have a full timetable each day. In S4 students will complete 7 courses and this will include English and Maths along with 5 other courses. It is recommended that students continue with the subjects they have chosen in S3. However, we have introduced some new qualifications that some students may be interested in but this must be discussed and agreed with your Guidance Teacher and a member of the Senior Management Team during the coursing process.

S5 students are expected to choose courses so they have a full timetable each day with no study periods. It is recommended that students continue with the subjects they have chosen in S4 where possible.

S6 students are expected to study at least 4 subjects and this session we have introduced a points system. They must reach 24 points with their course choices and this is to ensure all students are maximising opportunities on offer to them.

Qualification Level Points
Advanced Higher 7
Higher 6
National 4/5 4
NPA / SCQF Level 5/6 4

Points are allocated according to the class contact time. Although those aiming for Advanced Higher may have less class contact time, normally 3 periods of direct teaching. Advanced Higher students will have a high level of independent study and this is required to achieve success in these courses.

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