S1 to S3

S1 and S2

In S1 and S2 pupils study 17 subjects of between one and four units each:

English (4), Maths (4), Science (3), Languages (3), Geography (2), History (2), Art (2), Music (2), Technologies (2), Home Economics (2), Physical Education (2), Digital Literacy (2), Personal Development (1), RMPS (1).


The Course Choice Booklet for pupils in S2 entering S3 in 2018 is available to download HERE.

Towards the end of S2 pupils will begin to develop increased competence and aptitude in certain subjects. Therefore, while continuing with the Broad General Education of CFE S1-S3, we allow a degree of personalisation and choice for pupils as they enter S3. This allows pupils to reduce the overall number of subjects they study in S3 to 10.

All pupils study English and Maths, covering two of the eight curricular areas. Pupils are then free to choose at least one subject from each of the remaining six curriculum areas, plus a further subject from any area. The eight curriculum areas are:

  • Expressive arts
  • Health and wellbeing
  • Languages
  • Mathematics
  • Religious and moral education
  • Sciences
  • Social studies
  • Technologies

The subjects at Charleston Academy that make up these curriculum areas detailed on our Subject Pages. All pupils continue to study PSE, PE and RME as part of a core entitlement.