Course choice information

S2 into New S3 Personalisation Process 2022 – 2023

Please follow the steps in this Parental instruction letter to ensure that pupils meet their curricular entitlements and that their future pathways are carefully considered. The student course personalisation is shared below along with the student option link.

CLICK for Parental instructions.

Student options Link.

Click here to complete the choices form.

We have also provided a Parental Information Video for S2 to S3( CLICK)

and also in a Powerpoint format (CLICK)

S3 into New S4 Course Choice Process 2022 – 2023

Please follow the steps in this Parental instruction letter to ensure that pupils make their curricular choices and that their future pathways are carefully considered. Student option, course choices and Wider Achievement links are shared below.

CLICK for Parental Instructions.

Course CHOICE 

Click here to complete the choices form.

We have also provided a Parental Information Video for S3 to S4 CLICK 

and also in a Powerpoint format  (CLICK).

 

New S5 and S6 Course Choice Process 2022 – 2023

Please follow the steps in this Parental instruction letter to ensure that pupils make their curricular choices and that their future pathways are carefully considered. The student course choices for S4 into S5 and S5 into S6 and the options link are provided below.

Parental Instructions for S4 into S5 (CLICK) and for S5 into S6 (CLICK).

Course CHOICE  (S4 into S5)

Click HERE for the choice form S4 to S5

Course CHOICE (S5 into S6)

Click HERE for the choice from S5 to S6

We have also provided a Parental Information video for S4 to S5/S6 CLICK

and also in a Powerpoint format (CLICK) with appropriate links.

 

Open University (S6 Pupils)

Click for the Guide for S6 Open University – Young Applicants Scheme in Scotland.

Young Applicants Scheme in Scotland (YASS) website with course information

The Downloadable YASS brochure

For pupils, the we normally suggest that they take a 10 point course (Law and Science available).

Here you will find details of the course contents for each subject.

Business Education, Enterprise and ICT

English

 

 

Humanities

Mathematics

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Health and Wellbeing

Expressive Arts

 

 

Science

Technical

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Modern Foreign Languages

 

Faculty of Business Education, Enterprise and ICT

Progression Pathways

S5/6

(National (N) 4/5 and Higher)

Progression will be up to the next level or laterally to a related subject, e.g. N5 Economics to N5 Accounting.

In some cases, pupils can select any subject at Higher level where they have already shown a high level of aptitude in one or more of the other subjects on offer and / or have a proven record of attainment.

S4 (National 4/5), and

(National Progression Award)

Accounting

(N5 only/not offered at N4)

Administration & IT

(National Progression Award available)

Business Management Economics

(N5 only/not offered at N4)

Computer Games Development

(National Progression Award only)

S3 (CfE Levels 3/4) Business Administration Computing Science
S1 and 2

(CfE Levels 2/3)

S1 – S2 Enterprise and Technology

Examples of progression pathways:

 

Broad General Education Senior Phase
S1 and S2 S3 S4 S5 S6
Pupil 1 Enterprise and Technology Business Administration N5 Business Management Higher Business Management

N5 Accounting

Higher Accounting

Higher Economics

Pupil 2 Enterprise and Technology Computing Science Computer Games Development Higher Administration & IT N5 or Higher in Accounting and/or

Administration & IT and/or

Business Management and/or

Economics

Pupil 3 Enterprise and Technology No choice made N4/5 Accounting N4/5 Administration & IT

N4/5 Economics

Higher Administration & IT
Pupil 4* Enterprise and Technology Business Administration N5 Business Management Higher Business Management AH Business Management

 

*Pupil 4 is an example of a standard progression route.  This could apply to all subjects.

Pupils 1-3 will progress according to their interests and ability.

 

Pupils have in the past chosen to self-study at AH level in Accounting and Business Management and the Faculty are prepared to support pupils who wish to continue to study at that level in any of the subjects offered.

Faculty of English

S6 As below, plus Advanced Higher English

N.B. recommendation that a pupil should achieve a B pass in Higher English

S5 As below, plus Higher English

N.B. recommendation that a pupil should achieve a minimum B pass in (N) National 5 English

S4 National 5 English National 4 English National 3 English National 2

English and Communication

National 1 Communication Units
S1/2/3

 

(CfE Levels 2, 3 & 4)

BGE English – At the end of S3 a collection of evidence and professional judgement will be used to advise pupils the best route to ensure achievement in S4

Examples of progression pathways:

Broad General Education Senior Phase
S1/2/3 S4 S5 S6
Pupil 1 BGE English N5 English Higher English Advanced Higher English
Pupil 2 BGE English N5 English Higher English No choice made
Pupil 3 BGE English N4 English N5 English Higher English
Pupil 4 BGE English N3 English N4 English No choice made
 Pupil 5 BGE English N2 English and Communication N3 English N4 English

 

N = National level

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Faculty of Humanities

Progression Pathways

Examples of progression pathways

S5/6

(Higher (H) + Advanced Higher, National (N) 5)

Progression for all subjects will be to the next level or laterally to a related subject, e.g. H History to H Modern Studies.

 

In some cases, pupils can select any subject at Higher level where they have already shown a high level of aptitude in one or more of the other subjects on offer or have a proven record of high attainment.

Geography History Modern Studies Religious,

Moral & Philosophical Education

S4

(National Levels)

Geography

N4 & N5

History

N4 & N5

Modern Studies

N4 & N5

People in Society

N3 + N4 Levels only

Core Religious,

Moral & Philosophical Education

S3

(CfE Levels 2/3/4)

Geography History Modern Studies Social Subjects Core Religious &

Moral Education

S2

(CfE Levels 2/3)

Geography History Modern Studies Religious & Moral Education
S1

(CfE Levels 2/3)

 S1 Social Studies (Geography, History, Modern Studies and Religious & Moral Education)

Broad General Education Senior Phase
S1 S2 S3 S4 S5 S6
Pupil 1 Social Studies Geography + History +

Modern Studies

History +

Modern Studies

N5 History +

N5 Modern Studies

H History +

H Modern Studies

Advanced Higher (AH)

History + Modern Studies

Pupil 2 Social Studies Geography + History +

Modern Studies

Geography N5 Geography H Geography Advanced Higher (AH) Geography
Pupil 3 Social Studies Geography + History +

Modern Studies

Social Subjects N4

People in Society

N4

History

N4

Modern Studies

Pupil 4 Social Studies Geography + History +

Modern Studies

Social Subjects N3

People in Society

N3

History

N4

History

Pupil 5 Social Studies Geography + History +

Modern Studies

Geography +

Modern Studies

N5 Geography +

N5 Modern Studies

H Geography +

H RMPS

Advanced Higher (AH) Geography
Pupil 6 Social Studies Geography + History +

Modern Studies

History N5 History H History Higher Modern Studies

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Faculty of Mathematics

Progression Pathways

S6 As below, & Advanced Higher Mathematics (recommended minimum) B pass Higher Mathematics
S5 As below, plus Higher Mathematics (recommended minimum) B pass in National (N) 5 Mathematics
S4 National 5 Maths National 5 Applications of Maths National 4 Maths National 3 Applications of Maths National 2 Lifeskills Maths National 1 Number Skills
S1/2/3

 

(CfE Levels 2, 3 & 4)

BGE Mathematics – At the end of S3 a collection of evidence and professional judgement will be used to advise pupils the best route to ensure achievement in S4.

 

Examples of progression pathways

Broad General Education Senior Phase
S1/2/3 S4 S5 S6
Pupil 1 BGE Mathematics N5 Mathematics Higher Mathematics Advanced Higher Mathematics
Pupil 2 BGE Mathematics N5 Mathematics Higher Mathematics Advanced Higher Mathematics +

Advanced Higher

Mathematics of Mechanics

Pupil 3 BGE Mathematics N4 Applications of Mathematics N5 Applications of Mathematics /

N5 Mathematics

Higher Mathematics
Pupil 4 BGE Mathematics N4 Applications of Mathematics N5 Applications of Mathematics Statistics (WA)
Pupil 5 BGE Mathematics N3 Applications N4 Applications of Mathematics No choice
 Pupil 6 BGE Mathematics N2 Lifeskills N3 Applications of Mathematics N4 Applications of Mathematics
Pupil 7 BGE Mathematics N1 Number SKills N2 Lifeskills N3 Applications of Mathematics
Pupil 8 BGE Mathematics N4 Applications of Mathematics N5 Applications of Mathematics N5 Mathematics

 

N = National level

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Faculty of Expressive Arts

Progression Pathways

S5/6 (National 4/5, NPA Photo, Higher, Advanced Higher) Progression for all subjects will be to the next level.

In some cases, pupils can select any subject at Higher level where they have already shown a high level of aptitude in one or more of the other subjects on offer or have a proven record of high attainment.

S4 (National 3/4/5)

(NPA Photo)

Art & Design Photography Drama Music Music Technology 23/24
S3 (Levels 3/4) Art & Design Drama Music Music Technology
S1 and 2 (Levels 2/3) Art & Design Music Drama

Examples of progressions pathways:

S1 and 2 S3 S4 S5 S6
Pupil 1 Art/ Drama/ Music Art & Design Nat 5 Art & Design Higher Art & Design Adv. H Art & Design
Pupil 2 Art/ Drama/ Music Drama Nat 5 Drama Higher Drama

 

Adv Higher Drama
Pupil 3 Art/ Drama/ Music Music Nat 5 Music Higher Music Adv Higher Music
Pupil 4* Art/ Drama/ Music Art & Design* Nat 3 Art & Design* Nat 4 Art & Design* Nat 5 Art & Design*
Pupil 5 Art/ Drama/ Music Music & Art & Design Nat 5 Music

Nat 5 Art

Higher Music

 

Adv Higher Music

Higher Art & Design

Pupil 6 Art/ Drama/ Music No choice Nat 4 Art & Design NPA Photography Higher Art & Design

Higher Photography

Pupil 7 Art/ Drama/ Music Art & Design/ Drama NPA 5 Photography Higher Photography Adv Higher Art & Design
Pupil 8 Art/ Drama/ Music Music Technology N5 Music Technology Higher Music Technology Adv Higher Music Tech

* Pupil 4 is an example of a progression route that could apply to Art, Drama or Music.
Pupils progress according to their interests and abilities.

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Faculty of Health and Wellbeing (updated 2021) 

Progression Pathways

S5/6

 

(National (N) 4/5 & Higher [P.E. only])

Progression for all subjects will be to the next level.

Practical Cookery goes as far as National 5 Level. After this, the progression is at College for an HNC or HND level course.

In some cases, pupils can select any subject at Higher level where they have already shown a high level of aptitude in one or more of the other subjects on offer or have a proven record of high attainment.

S4

 

(National 3/4/5)

P.E. Practical Cookery
S3

 

(CfE Levels 3/4)

S3 Elective PE S3 Home Economics
S1 and S2

 

(CfE Levels 2/3)

S1 and S2 Core Physical Education and S1 and S2 Home Economics

Examples of Progression Pathways

Broad General Education Senior Phase
S1 and 2 S3 S4 S5 S6
Pupil 1 Home Economics (H.E.)

+

Physical Education (P.E.)

S3 Elective P.E. N5 P.E. Higher P.E. N5 Practical Cookery
Pupil 2 H.E. + P.E. S3 Elective P.E.  

N5 P.E.

 

Made no choice Higher P.E.
Pupil 3 H.E. + P.E. Made no choice N4 P.E.  

N5 P.E.

 

Higher P.E.
 

Pupil 4

 

H.E. + P.E. S3 Home Economics N4 Practical Cookery N5 Practical Cookery Made no choice
Pupil 5 H.E. + P.E. S3 Economics  

N5

Practical Cookery

 

Made no choice Made no choice

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Faculty of Science

Progression Pathways

S5/6

(Higher (H) + Advanced Higher, National (N) 4/5)

Progression for all subjects will be to the next level or laterally to a related subject, e.g. H Chemistry to N5 or H Physics. Note that two Biology courses are offered at Higher – “Higher Biology” and “Higher Human Biology”.

Note that if you already have a Higher Biology qualification, Higher Human Biology does not count as a second Higher for entry into Higher Education. Pupils can progress to Advanced Higher Biology from either.

In some cases, pupils can select any subject at Higher level where they have already shown a high level of aptitude in one or more of the other subjects on offer or have a proven record of high attainment.

S4

(National 3/4/5)

Biology Chemistry Physics
S3

(CfE Levels 2/3/4)

Biology Chemistry Physics
S1 and S2

(CfE Levels 2/3)

S1 and S2 Science

Examples of progressions pathways:

Broad General Education Senior Phase
S1 and S2 S3 S4 S5 S6
Pupil 1 Science Biology + Chemistry N5 Biology +

N5 Chemistry

H Biology +

H Chemistry

Advanced Higher (AH)

Biology + Chemistry

Pupil 2 Science Chemistry + Physics N4 Biology +

N4 Chemistry

N5 Biology N5 Chemistry
Pupil 3 Science Physics N5 Physics H Physics Advanced Higher Physics
Pupil 4 Science Chemistry N5 Chemistry +

N5 Physics

H Chemistry H Physics
Pupil 5 Science Biology N5 Biology +

N5 Chemistry

H Human Biology +

H Chemistry

Advanced Higher (AH)

Biology

Pupil 6 Science Biology + Chemistry N5 Biology +

N5 Chemistry

H Biology +

H Chemistry +

N5 Physics

Advanced Higher (AH)

Biology + Chemistry +

Higher Physics

Pupil 7 Science Physics N4 Physics No choice N5 Physics

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Technical Faculty

Progression Pathways

S5/6

Higher and

National (N) 4/5

Progression for all subjects will be to the next level or possibly to a related subject,

e.g. N5 Practical Metalwork to N5 Practical Woodwork.

In some cases, pupils can select any subject at higher level where they have already shown a high level of aptitude in one or more of the other subjects on offer or have a proven record of high attainment.

S4

(National 4/5)

Graphic Communication Practical Metalwork

(Nat 4/5)

Practical Woodwork

(Nat 4/5)

S3

(CfE 3rd /4th Levels)

Graphic Communication Practical Metal/Woodwork
S1 and S2

(CfE 2nd /3rd Levels)

BGE Technological Education

Examples of progressions pathways:

Broad General Education Senior Phase
S1 and S2 S3 S4 S5 S6
Pupil 1 BGE

Technological Education

BGE

Graphic Communication

N4/5

Graphic Communication

Higher

Graphic Communication

N5 Practical Woodwork
Pupil 3 BGE

Technological Education

BGE

Practical Metal/Woodwork

N4                 Practical Metalwork N5                         Practical Metalwork N5                         Practical Woodwork
Pupil 4 BGE

Technological Education

BGE

Practical Metal/Woodwork

N4                Practical Woodwork N5                     Practical Woodwork N5                         Practical Metalwork
Pupil 5 BGE

Technological Education

BGE

Practical Metal/Woodwork

N5                        Practical Metalwork N5                       Practical Woodwork N5                       Graphic Communication
Pupil 6 BGE

Technological Education

BGE

Graphic Communication

N4/5

Graphic Communication

Higher

Graphic Communication

N5                         Practical Metalwork

Faculty of Modern Languages

Progression Pathways

S5/6

 

(National (N) 4/5,  Higher & Advanced Higher [AH])

Progression for all subjects will be to the next level or laterally to a related subject, e.g. N5 French to N5 Spanish.

In some cases, pupils can select a language at N5 or Higher level where they have already shown a high level of aptitude in one or more of the other subjects on offer or have a proven work ethic and record of high attainment.

S4

 

(National 4/5)

French German Spanish
S3

Pupils continue with language chose in S2.

(Modern Languages for Life and Work Award Levels 3/4)

(CfE 3rd / 4th Level)

 

 

French*

 

 

 

French

 

 

German*

 

 

 

German

Spanish*

 

 

 

Spanish

S2

 

(CfE Levels 2, 3 & 4)

S1

 

(CfE Levels 2 & 3)

Any 2 languages from French, German and Spanish

Examples of progressions pathways:

Broad General Education Senior Phase
S1 S2 S3 S4 S5 S6
Pupil 1** French AND German AND Spanish French OR German OR Spanish Continuation of language chosen in S2

(Modern Languages for Life and Work Award)

N4 / N5 French OR German Higher French OR German  

AH French OR German

Pupil 2*** French AND German AND Spanish French OR German OR Spanish Continuation of language chosen in S2

(Modern Languages for Life and Work Award)

N4 / 5 French OR German AND Spanish Higher French OR German AND Spanish  

AH French OR German AND Spanish

*Pupils make a choice for language at the end of S1. They then study this language throughout S2 and S3. There is no further choice apart from the potential to choose an additional language in S3

**Pupil 1 is an example of a standard progression route where one language is chosen.

***Pupil 2 represents the variety of combinations available. There may be the option for selected pupils to be presented in S3 for N5.

At any point in the Senior Phase (S4-6) pupils can choose a language at a level appropriate to their ability.

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