S3 to S4 Course Choice

Stage 1: Deciding on your options

Course choice information for pupils moving from S3 into S4 is available to download below.

Senior Phase Pathway Options, 2018-19 (S4 Booklet)

Senior Phase Pathway Options, 2018-19 (S4 Course descriptors)

Faculties will be providing further information to pupils directly in class throughout the course choice window and pupils should speak to their teachers about the options available to them in S4.

In an increasingly competitive world beyond school pupils should seek to maximise their potential success in the senior phase of S4-S6 by choosing courses they are committed to, enjoy and are currently performing best in.

When making choices pupils should pay particular attention to the recommended levels in their S3 parental report and think about their intended future pathway and career aspirations.

Pupils should talk to their Head of House, teachers and Skills Development Scotland partners in the school should they need additional advice about potential pathways and future careers.

Stage 2. Making course choices online

On Monday, 19th February all pupils in S3 in session 2017-2018 will  be issued with a personal login and pin number to access the Online course choice website.  Following discussion with parents all learners will make six course choices and a further reserve choice from the available options.

The Course Choice website specifically for pupils moving into S4 in session 2018-2019 can be found by clicking on the link below.


Please note that Option Choices for S3 pupils entering S4 in session 2018-2019 must be made by Friday 2nd March, 2018.

Stage 3. Course counselling 

Individual pupil interviews will take place on Thursday, 8th March and any changes to chosen courses will be confirmed to parents by email.

Stage 4. Timetabling & confirmation

The school timetabling team will be working over the coming months to complete the whole school timetable for session 2018-2019.  It is important to note that whilst the school hopes to provide each pupil with their preferred course choice options we reserve the right to make changes to or withdraw courses if the number opting is too small, or if the necessary resources including staff and/or accommodation is unavailable.

If any changes need to be made to your course choices during the timetabling period these will be communicated directly home from the school timetabling team.

Your individual school timetable will be distributed shortly before you begin your S4 year on Wednesday 6th June, 2018. 


If you have any further queries about Course Choice please contact the school on the dedicated email address below.


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