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Which Qualification? Course Planning for Senior Pupils

Welcome to the 2018 Edition of 'Which Qualification?', our course planning guide for current pupils going into S4, S5 and S6. If you are a current S2 pupil going into S3 then you want 'Which Course?' instead.

Click here to view the course planning guide (PDF format)

Summary sheet of courses available

Download the Course Choice Sheet for pupils going into S4

Download the Course Choice Sheet for pupils going into S5

Download the Course Choice Sheet for pupils going into S6

One of the aims of producing this guide is to help students at the end of S3, S4 and S5 make informed decisions about their future educational needs and plan appropriate pathways to employment, training and further study. I hope this guide will provide the necessary information on a wide range of courses available in school and will also give guidance to those students going on to Further and Higher Education, to those seeking employment, or considering training programmes.

On the evening of Thursday 22nd February 2018 starting at 6pm there will be a Careers event for all pupils from S2 to S5 and their parents/carers.

Click on the links below for further information on each subject

Subject Choices

Click here to view the webpage for departments

Compulsory Courses:

  • Social Education (PSE) (1 period per week)
  • Core PE (1 period per week)
  • Core RE (1 period per week, voluntary for S6)
  • in S4, Maths is compulsory for all pupils for 5 periods per week. In S5/6 it is available as an option.
  • in S4, English is compulsory for all pupils for 5 periods per week. In S5/6 it is available as an option.

Course in the English Faculty (see Mr Greig for more information):

Courses in the Maths and Numeracy Faculty (see Mr Watkins for more information):

Courses in the Health and Wellbeing Faculty (see Mr Foley for more information):

Courses in the Modern Languages Faculty (see Madame Leslie for more information):

Courses in the Social Subjects Faculty (see Mr Ward for more information):

Courses in the Sciences Faculty (see Miss Cunningham for more information):

Courses in the Arts and Technologies Faculty (see Mr Thomson for more information):

Courses in the Business, IT and Vocational Faculty (see Mrs Knox for more information):

Courses in the Music and Drama Faculty (see Mrs McLeod for more information):

South East Scotland Academy Partnership (S5/6 only)

Run in conjunction with Queen Margaret University and Edinburgh College through the East Coast Academies Partnership.

Foundation Apprenticeships (S5 only)

  • Business Skills
  • Civil Engineering
  • Engineering
  • Financial Services
  • Social Services
  • Software Engineering