S5 & S6 Options information for pupils currently in S4 & S5

 

Pupils moving into S5 should choose 5 options.  Pupils moving into S6 should choose 4 options (or three if doing at least two Advanced Highers).

 

All Higher courses will receive 6 periods per week and all National courses will receive 5 periods per week.

 

Allocated periods for S6 pupils following Advanced Highers will depend on course numbers - pupils will also be expected to commit to additional study time for the subject. Please note that, as with all courses, the delivery of Advanced Higher depends on a viable number of pupils opting for the course. It is becoming increasingly difficult for all schools to offer a full range of Advanced Higher courses. However, there may be opportunity to study some Advanced Highers via online learning.

 

In addition to their certificated courses, pupils will receive 1 period of PSE and 2 periods of PE each week.

 

There may be exceptional circumstances that allow a pupil to follow a curriculum that does not meet required number of subjects. However, this must be arranged and agreed with their Principal Teacher of Pupil Support and the appropriate Depute Head Teacher.

 

As well as timetabled, school based courses pupils in the Senior Phase also have the opportunity to:

  • Attend college courses
  • Study a variety of subjects via online learning (e.g. Advanced Highers and university modules)
  • Take part in work experience
  • Volunteer in the community

 When making option choices pupils must consider –

  • Recommended levels provided by subject teachers on report cards
  • Entry requirements as detailed on each subject’s webpage
  • University and College entry requirements
  • Possible career choices
  • Advice from Pupil Support staff

Click for information on YASS Courses, SRUC or courses available at Inverness College UHI, North Highland College UHI or Eden Court.

Subject Information

 

ADMINISTRATION & IT

Higher

 

ART & DESIGN

National 3, 4 & 5

Higher

Advanced Higher

 

ASDAN

 

BIOLOGY

National 5

Higher

Advanced Higher

 

BRITISH SIGN LANGUAGE

Level 4

Level 5

 

BUSINESS MANAGEMENT

Higher

 

CAKE CRAFT

National 5

 

CHEMISTRY

National 5

Higher

Advanced Higher

 

COMPUTING SCIENCE

National 5

Higher

 

CRUINN-EÒLAS (GAELIC GEOGRAPHY)

National 4 & 5

Higher

 

DESIGN & MANUFACTURE

National 5

Higher

 

ENGLISH

National 5

Higher

Advanced Higher

 

ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE

National 4 & 5

 

FURNITURE MANUFACTURE

Level 5

 

GAELIC (LEARNERS)

National 5

Higher

 

GÀIDHLIG

National 5

Higher

 

GEOGRAPHY

National 4 & 5

Higher

Advanced Higher

 

GERMAN

National 5

Higher

 

GRAPHIC COMMUNICATION

National 5

Higher

 

HISTORY

National 4 & 5

Higher

Advanced Higher

 

HUMAN BIOLOGY

Higher

 

MATHEMATICS

National 5

Higher

Advanced Higher

 

APPLICATIONS OF MATHEMATICS

National 4

National 5

Higher

 

METALWORK

National 5

 

MODERN STUDIES

Higher

 

MUSIC

National 3, 4 & 5

Higher

Advanced Higher

 

MUSIC PERFORMING UNITS

Level 4

Level 5

Level 6

Level 7

 

PHILOSOPHY

National 5

Higher

 

PHYSICAL EDUCATION

National 5

Higher

 

PHYSICS

National 5

Higher

Advanced Higher

 

RELIGIOUS, MORAL & PHILOSOPHICAL STUDIES

National 5

Higher

 

SPANISH

National 5

Higher

 

TRAVEL & TOURISM

Level 5