First to Third Year – "A Broad General Education"

During First, Second and Third Year, pupils' learning experiences are drawn from all eight areas of Curriculum for Excellence and pupils study a common course of:

 

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Expressive Arts

 

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Health & Wellbeing

 

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Languages

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Mathematics

 

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Religious & Moral

 

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Sciences

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Social Studies

 

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Technologies

 

 

 

In addition, during First Year, our pupils enjoy the interdisciplinary learning S1 Challenge.

There is progressive challenge and rigorous formative and summative assessment as pupils move through S1?]S2 and into S3, with increased subject specialist input as they prepare for the Nationals. Pupils can expect to develop core skills and depth of knowledge that is increasingly taught in real contexts and with an emphasis on interdisciplinary learning and transferrable skills. Literacy, Numeracy and Health and Wellbeing remain key over?]arching areas and pupils will all achieve a National level in Literacy and Numeracy by the end of S4.

The range of subjects available during third year helps to ensure that our pupils will continue to follow a broad general education but with a degree of choice so that they can start to focus on subjects for which they have more interest or which will support particular career intentions.

S3 pupils have the opportunity to attend a residential course at the Outward Bound centre at Loch Eil, near Fort William. The course offers pupils different challenges to stimulate their learning and development. Through a variety of exciting activities, pupils develop their self-confidence, communication skills and teamwork abilities as well as increase their awareness of personal responsibility and the skills necessary for personal goal setting.

See the link below for current Course Choice details and forms.

2016/17 Options Information