S4 to S6

S4 – Senior Qualifications Phase

Pupils entering S4 will study seven subjects during the first year of the qualifications phase of our Curriculum. The level of qualification taken will be determined by previous attainment. Pupils can and will begin to cover the work for these six subjects during S3. For this reason we strongly encourage pupils to continue six of the subjects they choose in S3. At present, pupils can take qualifications at National 4 or National 5. Some may take qualifications at National 3 or below.


S5 and S6

All S5 pupils must study five subjects, across each of the five column choices available. Qualifications taken in S5/6 will be allocated six units per week. The remaining units will consist of Personal Development and Wellbeing (2).

In S6, students will continue to develop and extend their range of qualifications. S6 Students must study a minimum of three subjects. Subjects at Advanced Higher, Higher and National 5 will continue to be available. Additionally, options for courses at Inverness College UHI, the Scholar Programme (through Heriot Watt University) and Open University Courses are also available.