The Senior Phase (S5 & S6)

In S5 and S6, pupils progress onto the next level of National study or onto Higher and Advanced Higher courses that have been specially revised in light of Curriculum for Excellence. Pupils can study up to five subjects per year, with increased vocational and college options to support transition beyond school.

This means that pupils will need to drop some subjects from S4. For some students, this is an easy choice, for others it can be much harder. Pupils are encouraged to think carefully about their future career aspirations when making subject choices.

The curriculum for S6 students is more flexible and reflects the additional responsibility given to S6 pupils. Students may select one private study period and/or community volunteering. It would normally be expected that S6 pupils will study four subjects.

Subjects available in fifth and sixth year are:

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Administration

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Geography

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PE

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Art & Design

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Graphic Communication

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Philosophy

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Biology

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History

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Physics

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Business Management

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Human Biology

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Practical Craft Skills

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Chemistry

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Maths

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Product Design

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Computing

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Media Studies

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Psychology

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English

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Modern Studies

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RMPS

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French

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Music

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Spanish