Throughout the first two years of secondary education all pupils study the same wide range of subjects. The week is divided into 20 periods of 80 minutes. All first year pupils will study the subjects below. Pupils learn in a range of discrete subject areas and specific interdisciplinary contexts.
In S2, pupils study Home Economics and Music for 2 and 4 periods respectively. There is no Art & Design or Technical in S2 but an optional elective experience has been introduced.
In S1/S2 most classes are mixed ability, however, this does not mean that individual differences are not catered for. Most courses are structured to allow pupils to proceed at a pace suited to their level of attainment.
All pupils in S1 – S3 are involved in recognising their skills learnt both in the classroom and across the wider environment. To celebrate the completion of the Broad General Education all S3 pupils produce a pupil profile which is used as part of an interview at the end of S3 with a member of the wider school community
Further information about the Broad General Education in Scottish Secondary Schools can be found at: http://www.educationscotland.gov.uk/parentzone/index.asp
S2 into S3 Course Choice Booklet can be accessed by clicking on the link below: